Captain America (Marvel Comics)




Captain America is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (cover-dated March 1941), from Marvel Comics' 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics, and was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. As of 2007, an estimated 210 million copies of "Captain America" comic books had been sold in 75 countries. For nearly all of the character's publication history, Captain America was the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young man who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort. Captain America wears a costume that bears an American flag motif, and is armed with an indestructible shield that can be thrown as a weapon.
An intentionally patriotic creation who was often depicted fighting the Axis powers of World War II, Captain America was Timely Comics' most popular character during the wartime period. After the war ended, the character's popularity waned and he disappeared by the 1950s aside from an ill-fated revival in 1953. Captain America was reintroduced during the Silver Age of comics when he was revived from suspended animation by the superhero team the Avengers in The Avengers #4 (March 1964). Since then, Captain America has often led the team, as well as starring in his own series.
Steve Rogers was purportedly assassinated in Captain America vol. 5, #25 (March 2007), although he was later revealed to be alive. The comic-book series Captain America continued to be published, with Rogers' former sidekick, James "Bucky" Barnes, having taken up the mantle, and keeping it at the insistence of Rogers, who upon his return began operating as an intelligence agent in the Secret Avengers title, and in the limited series Steve Rogers: Super Soldier, before resuming the identity after Bucky was killed in the line of duty.
Captain America was the first Marvel Comics character adapted into another medium with the release of the 1944 movie serial Captain America. Since then, the character has been featured in several other films and television series, including Captain America: The First Avenger, released on July 22, 2011. Captain America was ranked 6th on IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes in 2011.



Publication information

Publisher: marvel Comics
First appearance: 
Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941) (as Captain America)
Captain America #180 (December, 1974) (as Nomad)
Captain America #335 (November, 1987) (as The Captain)
Avengers Prime #1 (August, 2010) (as Captain Steve Rogers)
Created by: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby

In-story information

Alter ego: Steven "Steve" Rogers
Notable aliases: Cap, "Winghead", "Shield-Slinger", Sentinel of Liberty, the Living Legend, Star-Spangled Avenger, Sky King, Nomad, the Captain, Buck Jones, "Flag-Face", Roger Stevens, Yeoman America, Crossbones, Expatriate, Brett Hendrick, Stevie, Nathan Hale, Anthony Schwarz, Roger Grant, "Mister Avenger", the Man Without a Country, Man Out of Time, Striped Crusader, Lord of the Frozen Ice, "Blondie", Granny, the Brooklyn Project, Weapon I, Super-Soldier, Commander Rogers, World's Top Cop, "Rembrandt", Eagle, Subject 223, Spider-King, Cap-Wolf,[1] Nova,[2] "Kapitan Amerika", Steve Rogers

Relatives: Steven Rogers (Captain America) (ancestor, deceased); unidentified grandfather (presumed deceased); Joseph Rogers (father, deceased); Sarah Rogers (mother, deceased); unnamed younger brother (deceased); Ian Zola (Nomad) (adopted son)

Affiliations: Bucky (James Barnes), Falcon, Nomad (Jack Monroe), Bucky (Rick Jones), Free Spirit, Jack Flag, Bucky (Rikki Barnes), Demolition Man, Sharon Carter, Diamondback, Doctor Reinstein, Adam Crown, Kali Vries, Ahh, Albion, Andromeda, Anna Kapplebaum, Ant-Man, Archon, Arnie Roth, Asp, Aunt May, Azzuri, Batman (DC Comics), Battlestar, Beast, Ben Gallagher, Bernadette Rosenthal, Black Bolt, Black Crow, Black Marvel, Black
Panther, Black Widow, Franz Mittelstaedt, Breeze James, Brian Falsworth, Winter Soldier, Cable, Captain Britain, Captain Flame, Captain Kerosene, Captain Marvel, Cloak, Cloud 9, Connie Ferrari, Crime-Buster, Crystal, Daredevil, Dark Angel, David "Dave" Rickford, Deadpool, Destroyer, Doctor Strange, Dominic Fortune, Dragona, Emerson Bale, Enigmo, Mechnonaut, Falcon, Fantasia, Grace, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Gail Runciter, Chester Richard Phillips, Goliath, Gravity, Guardian, Hana, Giant-Man, Hawkeye, Hercules, Hulk, Invisible Woman, Iron Fist, Iron Man, Isaiah Bradley, Jack Flag, Nomad, Skull the Slayer, Jane Foster, Human Torch (Android), Jimmy Jupiter, Jocasta, Colonel John Jameson, John Steele (American Soldier), Vance Astrovik, Justice Peace (Justice Peace Future), Kate Elspeth McClellan, Commodore Lance Hunter, Lectronn, Union Jack, Cage, Martha Franklin, Molly Hayes, Moonhunter, Moon Knight, Motormouth, Mister Fantastic, Ms. Marvel, Namor, Superpro, Nick Fury, Paladin, Patriot, Jeffrey Mace, Margaret "Peggy" Carter, Peter Corbeau, Quicksilver, Red Guardian, Ronin, Redwing, ROM, Scarlet Witch, Sersi, Shang-Chi, Silverclaw, Silver Sable, Slow Motion Jones, Snowfall, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Spirit of '76, Steel Guardian, Texas Jack, Prince of Orphans, Thing, Thor, Toro, Toro Rojo, Two-Gun Kid, Joseph Chapman, John Walker, Valkyrie, Victoria Hand, Vision, War Machine, Wasp, Wolverine, X-23, X-Man (The Age of Apocalypse)

Team affiliations:None, formerly Avengers (leader), S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers Unity Division (founder),. Illuminati, Invaders (leader), US Army, Secret Avengers (leader), Captain America Corps, Secret Avengers (Civil War), New Avengers, Secret Defenders, Crazy S.U.E.S., Landau, Luckman & Lake, Redeemers

Enemies: Ameridroid, Major Uberhart, Anti-Cap, Absorbing Man, Adolf Hitler, Alchemoid, Aleksander Lukin, Alkhema, Americop, Anaconda, Aqueduct, Angel, Arclight, Ares, Arkon the Magnificent, Armadillo, Armless Tiger Man, Army Of Assassins, Arnim Zola, Assassin (Maria), Atlas, Attuma, Baldini, Bane (DC Comics), Baron Blood, Heike Zemo, Heinrich Zemo, Basil Frankenstein, Batroc the Leaper, Battleaxe, Beast, Bernard Worrell, Bia, Blackbird, Black Lotus, Blackout (Lilin), Black Racer, Blackwing, King Blastaar, Blistik, Blood Brothers, Bloodlust, Bludgeon, Blue Bullet, Don Thomas, Bombshell, Boomslang, Bowman, Bull Brogin, Bullseye, Burner, Bushmaster, Mad-Dog, Cache, Chameleon, Calvin Carr, Coachwhip, Klaus Voorhees, Codename: Bravo, Condor (Contingency), Controller, Davis Lawfers, Corruptor, Cottonmouth, Count Nefaria, Crossbones, Cutthroat, A-12, Cyclops, Damon Dran, Dansen Macabre, Deacon (Criminal), Death Adder, Vengeance (Kowalski), Doctor Doom, Doughboy, Dragonfly, Dragon Man, Doctor Faustus, Dr. Malus, Doctor Minerva, Edward Ferbel, Edward Lavell, Leopold Stryke, Electro, Evil Deadpool, Mechnonaut, Fafnir, Fer-de-Lance, Ferocia, 
Flag-Smasher, Greg Salinger, Franz Gruber, Frenzy, Gamecock, Jun Ching, General Haywerth, General Pollock, General Wo, Gladiatrix, Goldbug, Golddigger, Steven Rogers (William Burnside), Grey Gargoyle, Griffin, Grotesk, Growing Man (Other Earth), Eric Gruning, Hammer (Hydra), Harbinger Of Apocalypse, Hate-Monger, Heinz Kruger, High Technician, Human Torch, Ice Princess, Impala, Interrogator, Ion, Ironclad, Iron Maiden, Iron Man, Isbisa, It The Living Colossus, Jester, Jester (Crazy Gang), Jody Putt, John Steele (American Soldier), Joseph Goebbels, Jude the Entropic Man, Kang (Other Earth), Karisma, Killdeer, Kingpin, Kite (Charnel), Knickknack, Knockout, Kono Sanada, Korath the Pursuer, Sentry 213, Sentry 459, Sentry 9168, Ivan Krushki, Lady Deadpool (Home to Lady Deadpool), Lady Deathstrike, Leader, Left-Winger, Levan, Lifter, Living Laser, Loki, Lucia Von Bardas, Scorpion, Machete, Alfonso Lopez, Mariano Lopez, Machinesmith, Blockbuster, Man-Bull, Mandroid (Weapon), Man-Fish, Mangler, Manipulator (Robot), Master Man, Michael Pointer, Chaos King, Mike Farrell, Militant, Mindblast, Mindless Ones (Race), Minister Blood, Misfit, MODAM, Modebl, Mole Man, Moonstone, Morgan, Mother Night, Mysteria Winters, Frankenstein's Monster (Nazi), Nebula, Neutron Bum, Ngh the Unspeakable, Nightshade, Scourge, Number One, Number Two, Oddball, Onslaught, Boomerang, Randall Darby, Pink Pearl, Poundcakes, Primus, Princess Python, Protocide, Puff Adder, Spider-Queen, Hydra Queen, Quicksand, Ramrod, Rapture, Gustav Krueger, Razorfist, Razor-Fist, William Young, Red Ghost, Anton (Red Guardian), Red Skull, Rhino, Rose, Right-Winger, Ringleader, Yellowjacket, Rock Python, Rust, Sauron, Scarecrow, Eugene Stivak, Shatterax, Shrike, Shuma-Gorath, Sidewinder, Gregory Bryan, Sinthea Shmidt, Sister Pleasure, Skein, Skunge, Slasher, Razorblade, Slither, Sliver, Snapdragon, Solarr, Songbird, Spider-Slayer, Spider-Slayer Mark II, Spider-Slayer Mark III, Spider-Slayer Mark IV, Spider-Slayer Mark V, Spider-Slayer Mark VI, Spider-Slayer Mark VII, Spider-Slayer Mark VIII, Spider-Slayer Mark IX, Spider-Slayer Mark X, Spider-Slayer Mark XI, Spider-Slayer Mark XII, Spider-Slayer Mark XIII, Spider-Slayer Mark XIV, Spider-Slayer Mark XV, Spider-Slayer Mark XVI, Spider-Slayer Mark XVII, Spider-Slayer Mark XVIII, Spider-Slayer Mark XIX, Steel Wind, Stilt-Man, Deidre Wentworth, Tactical Force, Tarkas, Tenpin, Thanos, Hangman, Jason Roland, Mangler, Sleeper, Rich van Burian, Sniper, Threkker, Thumper Morgan, Tinkerer, Titania, Trapster, Ultron, John Walker, Vamp, Vapor, Vector, Veda (Corporation), Vertigo, Viper, Viper (Serpent Squad), Jordan Dixon, Voice of Doom, Warrior Woman, Water Witch, Weathermen, Leeann Foreman, Whiteout, William Taurey, Worm, Wrangler, X-23, X-Ray, Zabyk, Zaran, Zeitgeist

Abilities: 
  • Physical attributes enhanced to peak of human potential
  • Expert martial artist and hand-to-hand combatant
  • All-terrain acrobatics
  • Master tactician and field commander
  • Vibranium-steel alloy shield
Base Of Operations: Avengers Mansion and Avengers Tower, Manhattan, New York City, New York; formerly Secret Avengers' secret safehouses, Quincarrier; Hydrobase, Atlantic Ocean; Rokatanski & Co., Brooklyn Heights, New York City; 569 Leaman Place, Brooklyn Heights, New York City

Status

Alignment: Good
Identity Secret: No dual identity
Race: Human
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: single
Occupation: Adventurer, federal official, intelligence operative, soldier, liaison between S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers; formerly police officer, teacher, sparring partner.

Education: High school graduate; one year of art school; military basic training; private tutoring in hand-to-hand combat, gymnastics, military strategy, piloting, demolition and other disciplines

Characteristics

Gender: Male
Height: Unknown (formely 193.04 cm)
Weight: Unknown (formely 109 kg)
Eyes: blue
Hair: White
Unusual Features:

Origin

Origin:
Steve Rogers was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental Super-Soldier Serum in order to aid the United States' war effort.

Universe: Earth-616 
Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City, New York

History

Early Life

Steve Rogers was born July 4, 1920, to poor Irish immigrant parents, Sarah and Joseph Rogers and grew up a frail youth during the Great Depression in America. Rogers' father died when he was a child and his mother died from pneumonia later, when he was in his late teens. Moving into a
rooming house and taking a job as a delivery boy, Steve struggled to survive.[2]. Not giving up his art, he once won the gold medal in the Creative Arts annual "Art of the Future" contest

World War II

Seeking an escape from his ever day life, Steve enjoyed going to the movies. One day in the fall of 1940, he was horrified by newsreels about the Nazi's invasion of Europe and became determined to join the army in order to do his part to protect America from the potential Nazi threat

Operation: Rebirth

Steve then began volunteering to join the United States military, but due to his frail body he was was rejected as under class 4-F, making him ineligible for being part of the military[4][6][9][8]. During one such occasion, Steve was forced to evade Nazi spies[10]. After his last rejection for military service, Steve's devotion to serving his country attracted the attention of General Chester Phillips who offered Steve an opportunity to help[11][4][12][9].
This opportunity was Operation Rebirth a secret military project to create a breed of super soldiers. Following his acceptance into the project, Steve met with the creator of the experiment scientist Abraham Erskine[11][4][2]. Steve then underwent initial tests and met project member Cynthia Glass who was, unknown to him, a Nazi spy[11][2][13][9][8][14][15]. When Nazi's attempt to attack the secret base, Steve is protected by Dominic Fortune, a soldier for hire who was originally a candidate for the project but overlooked due to his questionable lifestyle
In the winter of 1940 the final preparations were made and Steve Rogers underwent the final test. He was injected and made to ingest Erksine's formula and then was bathed in Vita Rays which caused his body to transform into to the peak of human perfection. By this time, the project was infiltrated by Nazi agent Heinz Kruger who shot Erksine dead, and he himself was eliminated by the newly empowered Steve Rogers. Without any written copies of the super-soldier formula available, Steve Rogers was the only man to receive the treatment[16][17][11]. Right after the project, an attempt by Nazi spies to
steal a urine sample from Steve Rogers was foiled[18].
After saying goodbye to his childhood friend Arnie Roth[19] Steve began a battery of training of fighting skills and military strategy[2][20]. Reading a journal from Steve's ancestor during the Revolutionary War who wore a American themed costume, STeve was given a variation of the costume and named code named Captain America[21][6].
By March of 1941, Steve Roger's learns of his polar opposite the Nazi Red Skull and given his uniform[2][22][20]. His first operations included saving Colonel Hansen from assassination[2], stopping Nazi saboteurs[5], smashing an operation to sabotage an aircraft plant[2], meets scientist Emil Stein[23], fell in love with Cynthia Glass[14], and witnessed death on the battlefield for the first time[24]. After requesting modifications to his uniform and shield[2], Steve was sent to Wakanda to collect a sample of Vibranium that would be used in the creation of a brand new disc shaped shield to replace his original triangular shield[25]. Also during this period he stops Nazi saboteurs from destroying the Liberty Ship yards. During this mission he gains the assistance of the costumed hero known as the Angel[2][20]}[8], and lastly puts a stop to Nazi spies attempting to detonate Bolder Dam
During the Spring of that year, Captain America with his new uniform meets with President Roosevelt and is presented his new shield and then displayed to the public for the first time[2][6][26]. Cap is then given a cover identity as a military Private and stationed at Camp Lehigh under the command of Sgt. Mike Duffy. In order to protect his double identity Rogers acted like a bumbling soldier. There he meets and becomes fast friends with company mascot James "Bucky" Barnes. When James deduces Steve's double identity the military authorizes James to be Captain America's costumed sidekick Bucky as an opposite to the Hitler Youth in Nazi Germany[16][17][11][27][28][29]. While on an early mission, Captain America -- in his inexperience fails to save an Allied recon which almost costs the life of an orphan caught in the battlefield[30]. Shortly thereafter, Captain America exposes Cynthia Glass as a Nazi spy while he and Bucky stop Nazis on the Maryland coast[31][17]. When the Sub-Mariner kidnaps President Roosevelt, Captain America went after him and convinced Namor that the Nazis are the real threat to his undersea kingdom

1941

Captain America and Bucky's first public mission was to investigate supposed fortune tellers Sando and Omar, which they expose as Axis spies. During this mission they first meet Betty Ross, their earliest ally. Also during this period they have their encounter with Nazi assassin Rathcone and clash with Red Skull imitator George Maxon who seemingly dies in combat with them[16]. During these early days, Steve takes an interest in Private Bobby "Shrimie" Shaw, whose weakly stature reminds Steve of himself before Operation Rebirth[33].
Captain America and Bucky's many early adventures included battling embezzler named Benson and his Oriental Giants, freeing millionaire Henry Baldwin from Nazi Germany clashing with Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, and Nazi assassin the Wax Man[34]. Having survived his initial encounter with Captain America, George Maxon (still posing as the Red Skull) would attempt once more to eliminate his foe with stolen plans for a massive drill tank leading to Maxon's death. During this time, Captain America foiled actor and Nazi sympathizer Craig Talbot from ruining a film shoot, and exposed the museum thief known as the Butterfly[35]. Subsequent clashes included battles against Nazi operatives the Unholy Legion, money counterfeiters, and mad scientist Dr. Grimm[36].

While in New York City breaking up a Nazi attempt to prevent a lend-lease shipment from reaching England, Captain America is assisted by reporter Jeff Mace. The encounter would inspire Mace to take on the costumed identity of the Patriot[37]. Around this time, Cap's sidekick Bucky had formed a team of young adventurers known as the Young Allies. When Bucky and his friends were trapped in China while trying to assist a British spy, Captain America and the Human Torch came to their rescue, the first of many times Captain America and the Torch would work together during the war[38].

Learning that George Maxon was only posing as the Red Skull, Captain America and Bucky went to Nazi Germany to confront the real Red Skull. During their mission both were captured and Cap was brought before the Red Skull. Injected with a serum to bend Cap's will, Captain America learned of the Red Skull's origins before the serum took effect[39]. The Red Skull then sent Captain America to London with a Nazi raiding party to eliminate the head of American intelligence in the region. Bucky (having freed himself and posing as a Nazi soldier) attempted to snap Captain America out of the Nazi's control[40]. Bucky succeeded, and Captain America foiled the plot at the last minute. They were then dispatched to a Prisoner of War camp and prevented an escaped Nazi prisoner named Wolfgang from using a new prototype "Vanishing Ray" on the military[41]. Put on guard duty along the Bowery docks,
Captain America and Bucky protected the area from the Lord of Death and his army of homeless Zombies
Sent on his own to Madripoor to investigate sightings of Nazi operative Baron Strucker in the area, Captain America stumbled upon an deal being made between Strucker and the Japanese ninjas known as the Hand. Cap worked together with Canadian adventurer Logan and Russian mercenary Ivan Petrovitch to rescue the young assassin in training Natasha Romanov who was being offered to the Hand. Succeeding in this mission, Captain America offered Logan a chance to be his partner, an offer that Logan refused[43]. Unknown to Captain America, his involvement in this mission attracted the attention of Logan's secret employer Romulus[44].
Returning to the United States and working with Bucky again, Captain America dismantled the original Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime in Virginia, destroy Captain Okada's Dragon of Death in Hawaii, and smash a German Bund with the aid of the Sentinels of Liberty fan-club. Steve and James next traveled to the French territory known as Devil's Island to visit their friend Tom Jason a pilot who was being held prisoner there. Seeing that Nazi jailer Pepo Laroc was torturing Jason, Captain America and Bucky went into action to free their friend[45]. Also during this time, Captain America captured the Nazi saboteur known as the Creeper[46]. Also during this period Captain America and Bucky foil the Camera Fiends attempt to steal the royal jewels in New York, rescue Chinese dignitaries from the Fang in San Francisco, and uncover the secret identity of the killer known as the Hangman[47]. Later, the Red Skull returned attacking Camp Lehigh directly, once more being foiled by Captain America and Bucky. Captain America and Bucky also foiled the Black Toad's attempt to blackmail the Brooklyn Badgers baseball team, and Nazi musical killer the Fiddler[48]. Assigned to escort sensitive documents to Singapore, Steve Rogers and Bucky's plane was crash in the Malay Archipelago. There as Captain America and Bucky they would foil Nazi spy Kurt Mueller's attempt to steal the plans, narrowly escaping execution at the hands of the Dhaka Tribe under Mueller's command[49].
Returning to the United States, Captain America was one of many heroes on the scene to stop the Sub-Mariner's latest attack on New York City, assisting the flood stricken citizens. Captain America assisted the Human Torch in the capture of the Sub-Mariner[50] and turning him over to officials in Washington D.C.[51]. Resuming his independent activities, Captain America and Bucky then protected the Ruby of the Nile from Ra the Avenger, expose Nazi spy Pierre Dumort, rescue Karen Lee from the Black Witch[52], expose the murdering White Ghost, the death cheating criminal Nick Pinto, and foil two similar cases of murdering painters the Black Talon[53] and the Mad Painter [54]. Shortly after this, Cap and the
Human Torch once again came to the aid of the Young Allies, this time helping them defend the island of New America from the Black Talon and his Nazi employers[55]. Later, Captain America and Bucky prevented Countess Mara from stealing a rapid fire grenade launcher, saved Gotham City from Net-Man, and exposed the true identity of the Hound of Cardiff Moore[56].

In November of 1941, Captain America was sent on a mission to the Djbera, Africa, in order to see to the surrender of Nazi defector Major Hans Guetterez. Unknown to Cap, Bucky was given orders to investigate sightings of Baron Strucker in the area and assassinate him. Their plane was shot down and crashed in the desert, leaving them open to enemy attack. They were rescued by a squad of British S.A.S. led by Nick Fury and joined by Logan[57]. Captain America learned from Fury about Bucky's additional mission, and all parties were unaware that Logan had come to learn what he could about Captain America for Romulus, and attempted to take Cap up on his offer of partnership earning him the ire of Bucky. Attacking the Nazi base in Djbera and accepting Guetterez's surrender Captain America then went after Bucky after he slipped away in the battle unaware that Logan was following behind[58]. Working with Logan, Cap located Strucker who had just founded the first incarnation of the terrorist organization known a Hydra. When Bucky was brought out to be executed, he eliminated who he thought was Strucker, leading to the Hydra agents to attack. Cap and Logan came to Bucky's rescue and were assisted by Nick Fury and the S.A.S. In the aftermath of the battle the learned that the man whom Bucky had killed was an Strucker imitator and they all set out to find the real Baron Strucker[59]. Logan and Bucky later found Strucker and took him prisoner. Cap was unaware that Logan's orders changed and he was to insure that Strucker remain free. When Bucky attempted to war Cap of this as they flew away, they were shot out of the sky by Nazi agents led by Baron Zemo and with the assistance of Logan, helped free Strucker. Furious at this betrayal, Captain America battled Logan until Bucky was able to force the Nazis into retreat with cover fire. During the firefight, Logan took a rife blast to the chest and was left for dead, however he would ultimately survive and cross paths with Captain America in the future[60].

Returning to the United States, Captain America and Bucky worked to stop Nazi impostors replacing American soldiers to commit acts of violence to shake American morale, ended a family feud between the Rand and Codger families instigated by George Brinner, stopping jealous murderer Jacques Laval[61], and Nazi rabble rouser the Reaper[62]. Also during this period Captain America narrowly avoids having his double identity exposed by Sgt. Duffy[63]. Put on guard duty of a defense factory, Captain America and Bucky fail to stop Nazi agent the Teutonic Knight from stealing plans for a flying airship called the "Flying Arsenal"[64]. Following these adventures, Captain America and Bucky clashed with the
shrinking formula using criminal Dr. Crime, defend Oroccan president Alvarez from his rival Rozzo[65], and stop Imperial Japanese spy Mysto the Magician[66].

As the month of December approached, Captain America and Bucky used intelligence gathered by American operative John Steele about a meeting on American shores between Nazi spies and Atlantean traitor U-Man. Attacking the meeting with the assistance of the Angel, Captain America and Bucky failed to stop U-Man from escaping but managed to capture one of his minions[51]. This minion was brought back to Washington D.C. and brought to the still imprisoned Sub-Mariner. Namor forced his subject to reveal plans of a two pronged attack on American soil. On December 7th, 1941, Captain America met with the Human Torch and his partner Toro and ordered them to assist on pushing back a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. While they were doing so, Captain America, Bucky and Sub-Mariner opposed a joint Nazi/Atlantean rebel attack on America's Eastern shores. While the highly publicized attack on Pearl Harbor caused massive losses, Captain America and his allies on the East coast managed to crush the invasion there and prevent it from becoming public knowledge. The attacks eventually led to the United States official entry into World War II[67].

On December 22nd, 1941, Captain America and Bucky prevented an act of sabotage on the Liberty Shipyard. They were then sent to a nearby hospital by the FBI to learn how Project: Rebirth scientist Doctor Anderson was seriously wounded. Learning that Nazi scientists forced him to create a Super Soldier Serum derivative to empower Nazi agent Master Man, Captain America and Bucky joined the Human Torch, Toro, and the Sub-Mariner in preventing Master Man from assassinating British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who was arriving in America for a state visit. The plot was foiled when the serum within Master Man's body wore off restoring him to his normal strength and making him an easy defeat. Churchill commended the heroes on their teamwork, and suggested that they work together under the name the Invaders[68]. On Christmas Eve of that year, Captain America was ordered to undergo false memory implants in the event that he was captured and interrogated by Nazi agents. Going though with the operation on December 27th, 1941 Captain America was implanted with false memories of his parents (a father named "Walter" who was a diplomat, a mother named "Elizabeth" and a younger brother "Mike" who was killed during the Pearl Harbor attacks) Cap would not remember these memories to be false until many years later[69]. Shorly after the memory implants, President Roosevelt gave his authorization for the Invaders to operate as an official Allied force
On their first official mission, the Invaders traveled to Britain to investigate who the mysterious Brain Drain -- the mastermind behind the Master
Man project -- was. Finding a strange woman named Hildy in the ruins of an air raid carrying a strange ring, Cap and the Invaders soon learned that she was associated with Brain Drain. She would lead the heroes to German territory where they were attacked by three beings claiming to be Teutonic Gods Donar, Froh and Loga[70]. While the other Invaders were busy fighting these foes, Captain America and Hildy were captured by Brain Drain's men and brought before their leader. Captain America would soon learn that Hildy and the other men outside were not gods at all, but aliens of the Tekeli-Li race manipulated by Brain Drain. Regaining her memories and using the strange ring (really their nuclear energy source), Hildy and her comrades sacrificed their lives to destroy Brain Drain's hideout and all their alien technology. Captain America and the Invaders fled the scene while the base exploded in a massive nuclear explosion

1942

Returning to the United States with the Invaders, Captain America and his teammates learn that U-Man was plotting to attack Winston Churchill's boat as it returns to the United Kingdom. This prompted the Sub-Mariner to race off with Bucky to stop him alone[72]. Cap and the other Invaders followed after him, stopping U-Man and rescuing both Winston Churchill and Namor's reporter friend Betty Dean[73][74]. When
the Human Torch and Toro go missing on a mission in the Swiss Alps, Cap and the other Invaders go searching for them. This leads to a clash with Basil Frankenstein and his monster[75].
Going solo again, Captain America led troops on a landing in Tunisa, and noted that his friend Bobby Shaw, although stuck in the motorpool while others went into combat, attempted to look his best during post-battle commendations[33]. With Bucky, Cap rescued Prince Tsaihoon from the League of Unicorns, and save Betty Ross from the Looter, a modern day pirate[76].

Reuniting with the Invaders, Captain America participated in a war bond parade when he and his fellow Invaders were captured by the Red Skull and brainwashed to attack American defense plants[77]. When the Skull learned that Bucky had formed a new group of heroes known as the Liberty Legion he sent the enslaved Invaders to destroy American landmarks. Captain America was sent to Liberty Hall in Philadelphia, and fled from the Patriot and Miss America who came to stop him[78]. Furious at this failure, the Skull sent Cap and the others to destroy Yankee Stadium, challenging the Liberty Legion to stop them. During the battle, the ship carrying the equipment that kept the Invaders under the Skull's control was destroyed by Toro freeing Cap and the others[79].

Returning to England with the Invaders, Captain America and the others investigated the appearance of Baron Blood and met the Falsworth clan, Jacqueline, Lord Montgomery (the World War I hero known as Union Jack and John (who unknown to all was secretly Baron Blood)[80]. During their subsequent hunt for Baron Blood, they invited Montgomery to join the Invaders as Union Jack, despite Jacqueline's protests[81]. Ultimately, the Invaders revealed Baron Blood's true identity and impaled him through the chest in a cave killing him. However in the course of the battle Jacqueline was severely drained of her blood, prompting the Invaders to rush her to the hospital. During the course of this adventure, Jacqueline began developing feelings for Captain America, unaware of the Human Torch's unrequited feelings toward her[82]. Taking Jacquelyn to a war hospital[83], Captain America held off an attack from Professor John Gold and his Blue Bullet armor. Cap helped incapacitate Gold's armor while the Torch saved Jacquelyn's life with a transfusion that gave her super-speed powers. She would join he team as Spitfire[84]. Learning that the attack was prompted due to the fact that Gold's brother Jacbo a Jewish scholar, was imprisoned in a Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. Going to rescue Jacbo, they were turned away due to the fact that Jacob did not wish to abandon his work and studies into the Golem of Jewish myth. Soon afterward the Invaders were captured by Nazi forces[85]. Cap and the others found themselves in the clutches of the Nazi agent known as the Face who attempted to learn the secrets of Captain America's indestructible shield. Cap and the others were then rescued by Goldstein, who had
transformed himself into a living embodiment of the Golem. With the Face's operation destroyed the Invaders left Jacob in Poland to fight for his people[86].

Upon the Invaders return to England, they were surprised to find a new group of local superheroes calling themselves the Crusaders had formed in their absences. While the Crusaders unintentionally upstaged the Invaders, neither team was aware that the Crusaders was formed by a Nazi spy seeking to assassinate the King of England[87]. When the Crusaders were chosen to guard the King during the christening of a new battleship, their member Dyna-Mite learned of the truth and with the help of Cap and the Invaders saved the King and exposed Alfie's plot[88]. Following this battle, the Invaders were gathered by the British military and given a base within Big Ben. There Captain America, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner were put on a mission to stop the Hyena, the Shark and Agent Axis. Captain America went to capture Agent Axis, leading him to Liberty Island on the shores of New York City. There he clashed with Agent Axis who had stolen Cap's original triangular shield. During the fight, Captain America's disc-shaped shield was stolen by Agent Axis. Left with his original shield, Captain America attempted to stop Agent Axis when he was suddenly plucked out of time[89].

Captain America, the Human Torch and Namor were all taken as pawns in a cosmic game between future warlord Kang and the Grandmaster pitting the heroes against modern age Avengers Yellowjacket, the Vision and Black Panther in Nazi occupied France. The battle was won by the Avengers, who felled the three Invaders thanks to the Visions phasing powers[90]. When the Avengers attempted to explain the situation to Captain America and the others they were then pulled back forward in time, leaving Cap and the others to fight Nazi forces. They were pulled out of the area by the Grandmaster who transported them to where Agent Axis, Hyena and Shark had gathered together. With their memories of the experience fading, the
three heroes defeated their foes and recovered what was stolen from them[89].

Captain America, Bucky and Namor were then dispatched to the German countryside to investigate sightings of the Red Skull and Baron Strucker in the area. What they found was the remains of a strange ritual conducted by the Thule Society using Atlanteans as sacrifices to summon an object of great power. Tracking the Skull to Antarctica, the three heroes clashed with a massive creature that was summoned by the sacrifice. They killed the creature but not before the Skull and Baron Strucker could escape. Unaware to the heroes was that the Red Skull had summoned the powerful Hammer of Skadi, a weapon that would be used against Captain America and his allies decades later[91]. Returning to his unit at Camp Lehigh, Captain America and Bucky stopped Japanese agent the Vulture who attacked their convoy on the way to Camp Mohave, and later exposed Nazi Yellow Claw who was killing soldiers at Camp Lehigh[92]. Also during this time, Captain America clashed with Baron Zemo shattering a vat of Adhesive X and causing Zemo's mask to be glued to his head[93]. This incident would earn Captain America the constant ire of Zemo who became determined to kill the star-spangled hero.

Reunited with his fellow Invaders in England, Captain America investigated the kidnapping of Private Biljo White by Nazi agents. Biljo was the creator of the popular "Major Victory" comic book whose title hero had origins that were similar to Captain America's. Suspecting he might know the secret of Operation: Rebirth, Cap led the Invaders to Hitler's stronghold the Berchtesgarden where they were captured by the newly repowered Master Man[94]. Through information gained from Private White, Nazi spy Julia Koenig was empowered and was dubbed Warrior Woman. When the Invaders broke free and attempted to escape they were easily overpowered by the two Nazi super-soldiers and Captain America was thrown off the roof of the Berchtesgarden to his death[95]. Cap was saved by the Destroyer who explained his origins and assisted Captain America in storming Hitler's castle. Freeing Private White the learned that the rest of the Invaders were being brought to Berlin where they were to be executed following the wedding of Master Man and Warrior Woman[96]. Rushing to Berlin, Captain America and Spitfire are both captured by the Nazis. The Destroyer (now taking over his fathers identity of the Union Jack) them came to the heroes rescue[97]. Freed, Captain America and the Invaders clashed with Master Man and Warrior Woman while Hitler attempted to escape with Captain America's shield[98]. However, Hitler and his crew was ejected from the bomber by Dyna-Mite they were escaping in and the Invaders commandeered the vessel and Cap recovered his shield. Using the bomber to escape Germany, the Invaders were forced to splash down in the Channel[99]. Recovered by a navy ship, Captain America and the Invaders rushed the wounded Toro to a hospital where Cap and the others learned of Toro's origins[100].

Cap and the Invaders were next dispatched to Egypt to prevent it from falling under Nazi control. There they clashed with the super-powered Scarlet Scarab
who wished to remove the British from his homeland[101]. It was not until the Scarab realized that Nazis would take over in the British's place did he assist the Invaders in turning back a Nazi invasion force[102]. Returning to England, Captain America and the other Invaders would find that Dyna-Mite had abandoned his previous identity to take on the guise of the Destroyer. Cap and the Invaders would next go to California to follow up on Bucky's quest to find Dr. Hijiri Sabuki to heal Toro[103]. Arriving there, Cap and the others would learn that Bucky, Toro, Dr. Sabuki, his daughter Gwendolyne and a hospital intern named Davey Mitchell were all captured by Agent Axis. Finding Agent Axis's hideout, the Invaders found that Gwen and Davey were empowered [104]. With the assistance of the newly formed Kid Commandos, Cap and the Invaders captured Agent Axis and proved to Captain Simmons that the youths were useful to the war effort[105].

Going solo again, Captain America and Bucky joined Sgt. Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos to prevent an invasion of England through Nazi occupied France in which the Nazis were forcing slave laborers to dig the tunnel[106][107]. Briefly during this mission, Captain America's body was possessed by the spirit of his future self who was seeking a slice of a mystical apple in order to save all existence[108][109]. Returning to the United States, Captain America and Bucky thwarted two similar plots to unnerve the American people by Nazi spies. The first was orchestrated by Fritz Krone using an army of "Earthmen" (really Nazis in armored suits) to invade New York. The other was inspired by Orson Well's reading of War of the Worlds, in which Nazi agents disguised as Martains invaded Gotham City[110]. Later, the pair also stopped Japanese agent the Vampire[111].

Returning to England, Captain America and the Invaders clashed with the Teutonic Knight who used previously stolen plans to create a Nazi warship[64]. After destroying the airship, Cap and the Invaders prevented Baron Strucker from assassinating Winston Churchill[112]. The Invaders next were charged with delivering tanks directly to Josef Stalin. During this mission they were attacked by Thor who was pulled forward in time by Hitler and a time travelling Dr. Doom and duped into working with the Nazis[113]. The Invaders prevented Thor from assassinating Stalin and convinced him of the Nazi's evil ways, prompting the hero to return to his own time[114]. Returning to England, Captain America and the Invaders investigated why the Destroyer had turned against the Allies, revealing that Master Man had been posing as the hero[115]. Captain America, the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner were then ordered to return to the United States to stop attacked on American defense plants by the Nazi agent Iron Cross. They soon learned that Iron Cross had
captured Professor Schneider and most of the Liberty Legion[116]. With the aid of the Whizzer the Invaders clashed with Iron Cross[117] and rescued Schneider and the Liberty Legion, while incapacitating Iron Cross' armor
Returning to camp, Captain America and Bucky expose the Legion of the Devil operating out of Valley Point. Later, Captain America is captured by a recently escaped Red Skull who learns Captain America's secret identity and masquerades as the hero committing crimes. Cap is freed by Bucky and seemingly sends the Red Skull falling to his death and clears his name[119]. However, the Red Skull survived and Captain America, Torch and Betty Ross then assisted the Young Allies in stopping the Skull from releasing a poison gas on Washington D.C. The Skull once more seemingly perished when pushed off a cliff[120]. Asking the Whizzer and Miss America to join their ranks, Cap and the Invaders head to San Diego to investigate spy activities there[121]. There they stumble upon a plot by Lady Lotus to capture the Kid Commando's Golden Girl and clash with U-Man once more[122], then prevent a revived Baron Blood from causing plane crashes at Idlewilde Airfield[123]. Cap and the Invaders then save a hypnotized Human Torch from the clutches of Lady Lotus's team of super-humans called Super-Axis[124]. After watching newsreel footage of some of his wartime battles[125], Captain America and Bucky clash with ape-man Killer Kole, prevent the Spook from manipulating the stranded Sub-Earth Men from starting a war with the United States, and prevent the destruction of the universe by the mad Professor Clement Mott and his Cosmic Depressor device[126]. Cap and Bucky also expose the Holy Ring cult's conspiracy to disrupt the United States government and explore a pyramid while deployed to Egypt[127].
Later, Captain America was selected to lead the Specialized Unit, Enhanced Soldiers (dubbed the Crazy S.U.E.'s) a unit of super-human and gifted soldiers who in turn had comics published by Timely Comics as wartime propaganda to encourage support in the war. During their first meeting, Captain America told the mixed unit that they should learn to work as a team. However, tempers flared when the racist Captain Strong and Slow Motion Jones got into a fight, witnessed by Cap and Bucky and broken up by the Sue's second in command Sargent Byrd[128].
On June 19th, 1942 Captain America and the Invaders are put on security detail during a meeting between Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. During this meeting, Cap and the other heroes prevent two Nazi operatives using a size changing formula from killing the two world leaders[129]. On June 22nd of that year, Captain America led the Invaders in preventing a U-Boat attack on New York by the members of Battle-Axis[130]. Following Battle-Axis to California, Captain America and the Invaders attempt to stop them from capturing the Golem, and an ocillatron while taking on Blazing
Skull and Silver Scorpion onto their teams[131]. Tracking down Battle-Axis to their secret hideout, Cap and the Invaders learned that the groups leader Dr. Death intended to cause a massive earthquake to decimate the west coast. When attempting to stop the villains, Cap and the others were felled by the Vision who was manipulated by Dr. Death to assist in his operative in exchange for a way back to his home dimension[132]. Captain America managed to break himself and his fellow Invaders free and foil the plans of Battle-Axis, who managed to escape. In the aftermath of the battle, the heroes helped the Vision return to his home dimension[132]. Later, Captain America and Bucky were a part of a squad of heroes descending on a German fortress as part of a military mission[133].

Returning to the Untied States, Captain America and the Invaders defended the Brooklyn shipyards from what they believed to be an attack by the briefly time displaced Thor Corps[134][135]. Dispatched to the California coast, Captain America and Bucky thwarted a Japanese invasion of the west coast led by the Mock Mikado[136]. Captain America and Bucky were then sent to Japan to rescue Betty Ross and destroy the Paw's massive rocket launcher that could fire rockets across the Pacific ocean[127]. Captain America then joined the Human Torch in assisting the Young Allies in thwarting another Japanese invasion attempt organized by the Nazi agent known as the Owl[137]. Captain America and Bucky next clashed with the Crocodile in the southern swampland before being deployed to Berlin to rescue General Spence from Herr Demon[138]. Returning to London, Captain America and Bucky clashed with Dr. Destiny and his army of "Clammy Things", battled the Cult of Black Magic in Egypt, the Fakir in India[139] before returning to the Untied States to smash an alliance between Dr. Crime and the Nazis[140]. While in the United States, the duo also exposed the supposed return of the mythical Medusa as a hoax perpetuated by Nazi spy Anton Harvey[141].

On August 7, 1942, Captain America led the Crazy Sue's in an airdrop on Guadacanal where they clashed with Japanese forces. They were initially penned in due to bad intel landing them in a heavy combat zone, however thanks to Captain Flame, Japanese forces were driven back with minimal casualties[128]. While the Crazy Sue's continued to push through the Pacific Theater, Cap was called back to focus on other efforts[142].

Deployed to Europe once more, Captain America and Bucky led a group of troops to investigate the creation of Sleeper robots in the Swiss Alps[10], and later teamed up with the Citizen V to prevent Baron Zemo from unleashing his Particle X[143]. Returning to the United States, Captain America and Bucky foiled an
attempt by the Creeper to sour relations between the United States and Alslavia and later clashed with the wizard Balthar a pawn of a demon calling himself Satan[46]. Captain America and Bucky next exposed fortune teller Dr. Eternity as a Nazi spy[62]. Following this adventure, Captain America and Bucky soon came traveled into the Microverse to help the kingdom of Mita defend itself from the tyrant named Togaro[144]. While Captain America put an end to Togaro, he was unable to prevent Mita's destruction and the death of most of its people[145]. Captain America however, was more successful in stopping Nazi operative Hans Stryker[146], and the Nazi assassin known as the Ring[62].

While defending an British shipyard Captain America, Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch was captured by Nazi agents. Unknown to the heroes at the time, the Nazis had convinced Namor's mother Princess Fen that the United States posed a threat to Atlantis, and in exchange for being able to conduct their ghastly experiments in Atlantis they would defend her from the supposed American "threat". Examining the Torch's body, they brainwashed him and boosted his powers to extreme levels and set him to attack just as Captain America and Namor had arrived to convince the Atlanteans to turn against the Nazis, "confirming" the Nazis claims. Captain America was then taken prisoner[147]. After three days, Captain America managed to break free from his cell and learned what the Nazis had done to the Torch. Searching for him, he found that the Nazis were using Atlantis to conduct horrific experiments on human test subject. Going to warn Namor and Fen of this, Captain America was attacked by the Torch. When it was realized that the Nazis had controlled the Torch all along, Fen forced the Nazis to surrender and Captain America revealed the Nazis plan to them. However, before they could stop the Nazis, they unleashed their Firebrand Squadron who then traveled to the surface to destroy American ships approaching Atlantis[148]. Luring the Firebrand Squad into a ship that Cap ordered the American troops to attack, the Torch made an attempt to convince the rogue creations to fight their programming and think for themselves. However, as the ship sank and the Firebrands refused to listen to reason, the Torch used his powers to destroy them. With the Nazis in Atlantis having surrendered, Captain America and Namor force the scientists who experimented on the Torch to restore his normal powers and repair the damage done to him[149].

By October of that year, Captain America, Bucky, the Human Torch and Toro to Shanghai, China, to help liberate young Chinese genius Zhang Chin[150]. Finding the boy, Cap and the others managed to evade Japanese forces and get to the extraction point where the Sub-Mariner was waiting for them[151]. In early November, Cap accompanied the Invaders onto the Russian front where they joined Russian forces led by Vasily Karpov. Participating in an attack on Nazi forces in the town of
Kalach, they uncovered Master Man and the Red Skull hiding there with a new ray weapon. Outgunned, the Skull set the weapon to explode and fled with Master Man leaving Cap and the others to save as many villagers as possible while the town burned to the ground[152]. Later when Bucky was captured while he and Cap where behind enemy lines, Captain America rescued his sidekick from Hitler and the Red Skull

1943

At the start of 1943, Captain America, Bucky, the Torch and Toro are in Poland assisting with the resistance movement. They briefly clash with Master Man when Toro accidentally compromises their cover when attempting to prepare a surprise for Bucky's 18th birthday[154].
Back in the States, Captain America and Bucky foil Izan's attempt to replace Air Raid wardens with spies, battle the Turtle Man and his army of escaped convicts in Louisiana, expose phony mystic Prince Ba'rahm[155]. Later they clash with Nazi commander the Eraser[156], the Vampire known as Count Varnis on Vampire Mountain, and Nazi saboteur the Eel[157]. On the trail of Baron Blood once more, Captain America is bitten by the vampire and is briefly transformed into a vampire until he is cured by the Invaders who administer an antidote devised by enslaved Jewish scientist Dr. Leo Jacobson[158]. Dispatched to New Guinea, Captain America and Bucky prevent Japanese agent Kuhomai from assassinating General Douglas MacArthur[159].

Ordered back to the United States on January 7, 1943, Captain America and Bucky fail to stop Master Man from murdering scientist Nikola Tesla and steal the plans for his Teleray technology. With the aid of Baron Zemo's wife Hilda, Captain America and Bucky foil Zemo's attempt to combine the Teleray with his own Deathray to destroy bombers heading toward Berlin. Although they succeed in destroying the weapon and the plans, it is at the cost of Hilda's life[160]. Returning to the States, Captain America and Bucky clash with Karr the Mummy an agent of the demonic
Modebl[144]. Later, when Captain America learns of a secret Japanese tunnel that leads into the United States, he attempts to warn the Young Allies only to learn that they had already destroyed it[161]. After, Captain America poses for painter Kerwin Stockwell and gets involved in the life of his assistant Jenny Grimaldi. When Jenny's supposedly deceased husband returns alive and well, Captain America and Jenny soon learn that he is really a Nazi spy, prompting Captain America to stop him before he can steal secret government plans[162].

Shipped off to Russia, Captain America and Bucky uncover a Nazi plot to storm the battlements at Murmansk[145]. While back in the States, they defend Camp Lehigh from Nazi invaders and their biologically engineered Killer Beasts[163], in Quebec City, Canada, Cap and Bucky rescue General Bedoin from Nazi spies. Returning to the United States Cap and Bucky are captured by Nazi spies and smuggled into Nazi Germany, where they break free and destroy a Nazi aircraft factory with the help of French Resistance fighters[164]. Later in Panama, the pair prevent Baron von Widemouth from blowing up military installations there[165]. Later, Captain America and Bucky accept a challenge to face the Torso a mad scientist hired by the Axis leaders to eliminate the hero. The Torso fairs no better than other villains who faced Captain America and perished as a result. Back out on the Pacific, Captain America and Bucky clash with the Japanese controlled Birdmen of Pa-Pi-Ru-Gua[166]. Captain America is then later seen freeing prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp, and later clashing against Nazi forces with the Invaders[167].

Back in the United States once more, Captain America stumbled upon the "assassinations" of Nazi puppet master the Great Varda and faked his own death to stop the agent[168]. Back on the battlefront, Captain America clashed with the Red Skull when the villain was testing out a new death ray. During the battle he saved the life of future filmmaker Leonard Spellman[169]. Captain America and Bucky clash with Nazi sympathizer Professor Schultz who implants the brain of his colleague Olaf Olsen in the body of a Dinosaur, battle the Phantom Engineer and the Headless Monster[170]. Later deployed to the Italian front, Captain America leads the troops of Camp Lehigh in combat, and is forced to leave Bobby Shaw behind when he cannot muster the bravery to cross through enemy fire[33]. Stateside once more, Captain America and Bucky face the Laughing Death before travelling to the Pacific and expose a Japanese spy posing as local witch doctor Tu-Ra-Bi-Ka and thwarting Von Broot from inciting tensions between the United States and Barabia[171]. Returning to the Pacific, Captain America and Bucky next save American troops that had been captured and tortured by Japanese commander Kioto[172].

Going solo again, Captain America clashed with Agent Axis[173], battled Japanese forces on the pacific[174], and assisted Peggy Carter and the First Thirteen
French resistance movement obtain the plans for a Japanese built heat detecting device[175]. Returning to the United States, Cap and Bucky defeat the Vulture and his Batmen[176], prevent General Nikki's attempt to smuggle the so-called "Cylinder of Doom" into the United States[177], and helps the Young Allies defeat Herr Executioner[178], before recommending Bobby Shaw to become a member of the Fighting First[33], then stopping a U-Boat attack on an American ship[174]. Reuniting with Bucky, the pair then clashed with Fungi a Nazi biological agent, destroy a hidden U-Boat base in Europe, battle the Coughing Killer[179], clash with Nazi forces aboard a U-Boat[180], prevent the Mole-Man from blowing up 10 Downing Street in London, stop Nazi agent the Ali Baba in Turkey, and help French freedom fighters defeat yet another Axis operative calling himself the Vulture[181].

After clashing with the Red Skull again[33], Captain America and Bucky travel to China where they learn that supposed Chinese traitor Mother Wong is really an allied informant, capture the Mongoose in North Africa with the aid of his old friend Betty Ross, and stops the Japanese suicide bombers calling themselves the Symbols of Doom[182]. After stopping the Red Skull's latest campaign of sabotage[183], Captain America and Bucky next clashed with Japanese agent Nogatmi[184] in New York, a Japanese spy posing as the goddess Kali in India, stop the Great Rosso's murder spree, followed by assisting in the liberation of southern Italy from Nazi occupation[185][186]. Later, Captain America and Bucky clash with Gargoyle in Florida, stop a Nazi spy posing as the Man in the Steel Mask from taking over Mexico with a giant Aztec idol, and stop counterfeiter Peter Stromboli from flooding the American market with phony bills[187].

During this time, Captain America and Bucky were given orders to investigate suspected spy activities at Democracy Pictures, a film company that was working on a Captain America serial to play in theaters. When Glenn Reeper, the actor playing Captain America in the serial, is injured the real Captain America takes his place. During the course of the production, Captain America exposes special effects artist Lyle Dekker as a Nazi agent working for the Red Skull[188]. Following the Dekker incident, Captain America and Bucky travel to Australia and stop Dr. Necrosis from tainting the blood supply at the Red Cross with the deadly "White Gangrene" disease, stop Nazi operative the Leopard Woman from poisoning the New York City water supply, and clash with General von Savage in France[189][190]. Back in the United States,
Captain America and Bucky capture Prince Suli a wanted jewel thief[191], stop the Red Skull's attempt to convert the United States into a fascist country[192], and joins the Invaders on a mission in Nazi occupied France clashing with the Red Skull and Master Man once more[162].

In December 1943, as the year was coming to a close, Captain America and the Invaders traveled into Italy to investigate the Nazi's latest project in Monte Cassino dubbed "Operation: Time Ghost" with a group of military soldiers. During a clash with Nazi forces, Captain America, the Human Torch, Toro, Bucky, the Sub-Mariner, and an American Private Paul Anselm found themselves transported to the modern era by the Cosmic Cube. Materializing in the middle of New York City, the Invaders interrupted an attempt by the Thunderbolts to apprehend Spider-Man for his continued violation of the Superhuman Registration Act that was being enforced at the time. Thinking that the Thunderbolts were Nazi agents, Captain America and the Invaders easily trounced them before fleeing into the night to figure out what happened to them[193]. Learning that they were somehow transported to the future, Captain America and the Invaders were soon confronted by Iron Man and the Mighty Avengers who had come to contain the Invaders before they could learn too much about the future and risk altering history. Believing that the Might Avengers were Nazi agents as well, Captain America and the Invaders fought back however all but the Sub-Mariner were captured and taken about the SHIELD helicarrier for containment[194]. Eventually, Captain America is broken out of his cell by Bucky and they attempt to escape clashing with the helicarrier's Life Model Decoys, soon learning that they are miles above Washington D.C.[195].

As the battle rages on, Captain America's shield is recovered by Bucky, who accidentally tosses it off the helicarrier on a miss-throw. After freeing the Torch and Toro, Captain America and the other Invaders are assisted by the arrival of Dr. Strange's New Avengers who had come to return the time displaced heroes to their own time to prevent a reality altering time wave from changing history, as well as the arrival of that eras Captain America (unknown to them all, Bucky's future self)[196]. When the New Avengers attempt to extract the Invaders from the battle, they fail to rescue Captain America and the returned Sub-Mariner who are once more subdued by Iron Man and the Might Avengers. Detained once again, Captain America is told by Iron Man that they are being contained in order to prevent more damage to the timeline, telling Cap that even if there was a possible benefit to altering history it may have unforeseen results, convincing Captain America to being trusting Iron Man[197]. In order to help clear their memories of the future, Captain America and Namor are placed in a virtual reality simulator. However, when the Human Torch returns to free the LMD's he believes are enslaved and his friends, he is unaware that he is being manipulated by Ultron who is
seeking full sentience through feeding on the Torch's body. The trick the Torch to interrupt the virtual reality simulation that his friends are in under the pretense that they are trapped within[198]. While the Ultron controlled LMD's feast on the Human Torch's blood, the trapped Captain America is freed by his future counterpart. Seeing the future Captain America's mechanical arm, Captain America believes him to be another robot and attacks[199].

When the fight is interrupted by Ms. Marvel, Wonder Man and Sentry and the risk to Namor's life in the VR simulation, Captain America stands down and accepts the truth of the situation. After Ultron is stopped by the Human Torch, the New Avengers return to the helicarrier with Paul Anselm and the Cosmic Cube to return the time displaced Avengers home. Before leaving they say goodbye to Paul's future self whose feelings of regret where what prompted the Cosmic Cube to transport the Invaders to the future. Upon learning that the heroes intend to wipe out their memories before being returned to the past, Paul snatched the Cube in order to save his friends who were gunned down in battle prior to their trip into the future. This causes the temporal wave to sweep across the present erasing everything in it's path. Dr. Strange manages to use his magical powers to send Captain America, Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch, Toro, Bucky, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Wasp, Spider-Woman, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Wolverine back in time to the year 1943 to restore the proper order of history[200]. Arriving in New York circa 1943, Cap and the others soon find that the Red Skull had somehow gained control of the Cosmic Cube and used it to take over the world. With the heroes from the future disguised as heros from the 1940s, they flee Nazi occupied New York in an Atlantean submarine, they travel to Europe where they find that the Red Skull has used the Cube to create a defense perimeter around the country dubbed the "Aryian Wall"[201]. They all travel to Wakanda where they meet with the Black Panther, Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos. Using a Wakandan drill device, they tunnel into Nazi Germany to find their allies Union Jack and Spitfire to find that they have just been slain by the Red Skull's newly created Dogs of War[202].

Unable to stop the Dogs of War from warning the Red Skull of the heroes arrival, Captain America leads them into battle against a gathering of Nazi agents including U-Man, Baron Blood, Master Man, Warrior Woman, Iron Cross, and Thor[203]. When the heroes gain the upper-hand, the Red Skull strikes most of the them dead. When he attempts to slay Captain America with the Cosmic Cube, he finds that its growing sentience prevents him from doing so. After slaying the Wasp and Bucky for attempting to wrest the Cube from his control, the Red Skull fights over the device with Captain America. The struggle ends with the Cube being knocked into the hands of Paul Anselm who uses it to resurrect all the heroes that the Red Skull had slain and restore history to its proper order. All
present from the 1940s were left with no memories of the entire battle including Captain America

1944

With history restored to normal, Captain America and Bucky resumed their solo adventures. While in Europe, they saved and America liaison from the clutches of torture expert Dr. Agony, stopped the Japanese agents called Seven Sons of Satan in India, and the Red Skull's attempt to use a device that utilized the northern lights to wipe out allied machines[205]. Reuniting with the Invaders, Captain America clashed with a Nazi robot that was unleashed upon Bunbrook Bomber Station in England. When the heroes were knocked out they were secretly saved by Walter Destine who was stationed at the base[206]. Next, Captain America and Bucky foiled Japanese agents from exploiting land owned by Death Valley Pete, destroyed a secret paradise hidden in the Northern ice where a Japanese scientist was creating an army of Cellmen to invade America, and clashed with the insane Dr. Emil Natas who claimed to have clashed with the two heroes in past lives[207].
In Massachusetts, Captain America and Bucky stopped the Ghost Harpooner from murdering the crew of the Moby Dick, defended the Crawford Bomber plant from Japanese agents the Death Riders, and stopped Nazi agent Carl von Brummel from bombing American ships departing from New York[208]. When Nazi agents kidnapped French national and radio personality Jules Durrain, Captain America and Bucky rescued him so he could continue to inspire the French people to revolt against their Nazi oppressors[209].

Cap was next sent with the Invaders to investigate Nazi activities in Wakanda[210], clashing with the Black Panther[211]. Later, Captain America was deployed to Nazi occupied France to assist Allied Forces there[212]. After, Captain America and Bucky were called back to Castle Frankenstein by Anna Frankenstein who was attempting to lead them into a trap with her Nazi benefactor so that they could slay the heroes with their own monster. Cap and Bucky survived the encounter, however Anna, her lover and their monster did not fare so well[213]. Returning to the United States, Cap read about the Young Allies victory over the Mad Mechanic in the Swiss Alps[214]. Cap and Bucky then defender General Haywood and guests from the Jester of Death, prevented an ambitious lighthouse keepers assistant from selling a powerful meteor fragment to the Axis powers. Later they rescued a secret civilization on a floating island from Nazi subjugation[215].

In April 1944, Captain America and Bucky were went to Nazi Germany to assist Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos on a secret mission. Infiltrating the Red Skull's castle, they rescued Howard and Maria Stark from the Skull, who was trying to force Howard to build atomic weapons for the Nazis[216]. Traveling with Bucky to Vichy, France, Cap rescued the people there from the Nazis and their murderous Gargoyles. Back home, Cap and Bucky stopped death row inmate Tiger Duncan from escaping prison, and later stopped his still living brain when it possessed the prison doctor and forced him to murder the men responsible for his execution. In New York, Cap and Bucky helped uncover the so-called Schoolmaster's murder class hidden in a secret room of the Greystone building[217].

With the Invaders, Captain America assisted in capturing the German battleship called the Deutchland, turning it over to the British authorities. Cap then returned to the United States and exposed a Nazi Bundt in Baltimore. Stopping them from burning their notes, he also learned that some of their members were secretly part of Baron Strucker's fledgling Hydra organization. Cap, Namor and the Torch were then tapped by the FBI and the Whizzer to help stop Strucker from building an atom bomb ahead of the Manhattan Project[218]. When thugs hired by Hydra attacked a Texas munitions plant to steal weapons casing, they soon found it was a ruse to throw them off Hydra's trail. Realizing that they will try and steal the shipment of plutonium headed to the Manhattan Project, Captain America had the Whizzer pose as the soldier transporting the "plutonium" (really just a harmless radium sample). Sure enough, Hyrda managed to capture the Whizzer and whisk him away to their secret base aboard the
commandeered Dragon of Death[219]. When the Whizzer broke free, he signaled the Invaders with the location of the Dragon of Death and they smashed into the vessel causing structural damage. While Cap went after Baron Strucker, Strucker set the vessel to sink. Cap reached Strucker's office to find that the Nazi had left leaving a mocking message that he will change the future. Cap was rescued from drowning by the Sub-Mariner who dragged Cap to safety before the Dragon of Death exploded[220]. As the spring continued, Captain America returned to England during a lull in the fighting and checked up on Bobbie Shaw, learning that he had taken to bragging to make himself look braver than he was to his fellow soldiers[33].

In June of 1944, Captain America and Bucky infiltrated a Nazi base along the beaches of Normandy and took out their automatic cannons before the beginning of the D-Day invasion[11]. He then joined Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos on one of the first waves of attacks[221] and later led his own ship of troops to attack[222]. He later fought through the region with the Invaders[223], and Bucky[224] scoring many major victories for the allies[158]. Following the battle, Captain America and the Invaders celebrated their victories with the Crazy Sue's[225].

Cap then returned to England where in his civilian guise he joined Sgt. Duffy's unit on an attack on Nazi occupied France. During the battle there, he discovered communications stating that Bucky was captured by Nazis in Britain who took him to Greymore Castle. Changing into Captain America and stealing a Nazi plane, Cap flew back to England[226]. Arriving at Greymore Castle, Cap fought Nazi forces until Major Uberhart held Cecilia Rawlings hostage forcing Cap to stand down and get gassed[227]. With the assistance of Cecilia's brother Cedric, Uberhart had constructed a V2 rocket in the castle and intended to launch it at 10 Downing Street with Captain America inside. Cap however revived and fought off the Nazis attempting to place him in the ship. After Cecilia sacrificed her life trying to stop Uberhart, Cap and Bucky defeated him and with the help of a repentant Cedric launched the V2 at
Nazi forces in France. Cap and Bucky fled Greymore Castle just moments before it exploded[228].

Returning to France, Captain America continued to fight against Nazi forces with Bucky and Peggy Carter[229], and saved a troop of American soldiers from Nazis[230]. While fighting Nazis with Bucky, Captain America was briefly separated by his partner. Bucky was unaware of this as he was joined by Cap's time displaced future self who had lost his present day memories due to exposure to Gamma rays. The modern day Cap was reunited with Bucky just moments after the Hulk and She-Hulk pulled the future Cap out of that time period, leaving Bucky to wonder who he was fighting with[231]. Briefly returning to the United States, Cap and Bucky fought the evil Dr. Botan and his plant/human hybrids[232]. Back in France, Captain America and Union Jack were sent to the French town of Chanson to assist the 82nd Airborne Division in securing the area. Pinned in by Nazi forces, the two heroes drew inspiration from the locals who returned to their home feeling safe that the two national heroes had come to deliver them from the Nazis. Cap and Union Jack found the hope to fight off the Nazis and have the perimeter cleared before Allied Forces could relieve them[158].

In July, Captain America led another beachside attack on Nazi forces, this time along with Bobby Shaw. When Bobby admitted he could no swim, Cap pulled Bobby to shore but was forced to leave him behind when he had to lead the battle. Shaw finally showed some bravery when Cap got him to help lead some troops into an access tunnel of a Nazi dugout. While Cap fought off Nazi forces they learned the place had been rigged to explode and prepared to escape. During the battle Bobby took the brunt of a grenade blast and was mortally wounded. With time running out, Bobby convinced Cap that there was no helping him prompting Cap to flee, never looking back as the explosion killed Bobby. Cap did not think about Bobby again until many decades later[33]. On the 14th, Captain America was called back to Wendower Air Field in Utah along with Crazy Sue member Taxi Taylor and his android T-Mech for new instructions on the Sue's battle in Nazi occupied France. Captain America suspected that something more was going on and was informed by Colonel Ledford that the Crazy Sue's were being primed for a larger plan called Project: Alberta. Cap accepted new mission directives to observe, and report on Captain Flame, and push him to his limits[233]. The full extend of Project: Alberta, and the plans for the Crazy Sue's has not been revealed[234].

Cap and Bucky were ordered by General MacArthur to learn what they could about a planned Japanese attack on US soil. Smuggling into Tokyo, they discovered General Yokima's tunnel that would bring an invasion force to the US and destroyed it. Stateside, Cap and Bucky failed to stop the murder of millionaire J.T. Flemming but caught his killer, and in Europe saved General Haywood and Sgt. Duffy from the Baron of Horror Castle[236].

Captain America was next put on a mission to Prussia with John Steele by Nick Fury to investigate strange reports coming out of the area. There they learned that the Nazis were working together with the Shadow Council transforming locals into horrifying human/animal hybrids[237]. Splitting up to learn more, Cap was attacked by a giant worm creature but the Prince of Orphans came to Cap's aid. Their fight took them outside the fortress. When they finally slew the beast and came back they found that the castle had been destroyed and there was no trace of John to be found anywhere. Cap did not learn what happened to John Steele until many decades later[238]. Later, Captain America led American troops in attacking one of the Red Skull's strong holds where he was attempting an occult ritual, clashing with Master Man[239].

While fighting Japanese forces in the pacific with the Invaders, Captain America got in the way of the Red Skull and Warrior Woman's attempt to
capture the Sub-Mariner in order to learn the location of Atlantis. Taking Cap prisoner instead, the Red Skull tortured Cap in an attempt to get the secret out of him instead. Cap refused to talk and was locked in a cell. With the aid of Russian spy Karinna Rose, Captain America broke out of his cell and clashed with the Skull and Warrior Woman and was ultimately saved by the Invaders who sent the Skull and his minions fleeing[240].

During a lull in the fighting, Cap meets with Peggy Carter who promises to wait for him no matter what[241]. Captain America returned to France where he continued to fight alongside Peggy Carter and the Free French resistance[229]. During the final battles that led to the liberation of France, Captain America fought side-by-side with Peggy seemingly for the last time. Cap asked Peggy to quit the fight as it was "no place for a woman" but Peggy refused to shirk her duty. When Peggy was captured and faced a firing squad, Captain America came to her aid fighting through Nazi forces and taking down their primary base. Hailed as a hero, Captain America was carried away, his protested to find Peggy ignored as he was being carried away. Peggy, stricken with amnesia wandered away unaware that Cap was searching for her. The entire battle was recorded, an was remarked as one of the most iconic scenes of the war captured on film, comparable to the flag raising as Iwo Jima[242].

In August of that year Captain America and the Invaders continued to assist the Allied Forces, taking part in Operation Dragoon to liberate France from Nazi occupation. The battle took him to Buchenwald where Cap saw the remains of the 600 men and women of the Maquis freedom movement who were slaughtered for resisting the Nazi oppression[243]. Cap continued to fight Nazis in France[244], also assisting the Crazy Sue's in battling Nazi forces[225] leading to eventual victory During the victory parade, Captain America was celebrated as a hero, unaware that his old foe the Red Skull watched him in secret and began plotting anew[245]. Cap also briefly joined the Crazy Sue's in travelling the European countryside battling Nazi forces in Belgium. They were rescued from deep enemy fire once more by Captain Flame[225], Cap's subsequent travels with the Crazy Sue's during this period is mostly unrecorded[246].During further conflict in the region, Cap was pushed out of the way of German bombs by Bucky[222]. Cap's assistance in the liberation of France inspired many, including a man that insured that successive generations of his family all participated in the military[247]. Later, Captain America and Bucky were returned home to make a guest appearance at a North American Aviation defense factory. There he met with female factory workers who were devoted to their job, not out of any sense of patriotism, but to insure their husbands returned from war faster[248].

While in the Untied States, Captain America and Bucky exposed the so-called Shadow Monster as a Nazi spy. They were then shipped off to the South Pacific where they stopped Baron Histo and his Kamikaze piloted missiles, and in the Pacific destroyed Doctor Tokotio's submarine the Sea Dragon from destroying a convoy of troop ships headed for the Pacific Theater[249]. Returning to the United States, Captain America and Bucky began investigating the strange disappearance of Paul Malone who went missing while on a South American exploration and learned that his uncle had become obsessed with the local tribes people and sought to eliminate all whites in favor of this tribe[250]. Later, Captain America and Bucky foiled a sabotage plot by the Japanese spy known as Monstro[251].

In September of '44, Captain America and Bucky led American troops through Arnheim, in the Netherlands to try and capture the Red Skull. There they had to fight through Allied troops who were turned into mindless zombies loaded with explosives by the Skull[28]. Clashing with the Skull, Captain America protected Bucky and his troops from a grenade tossed by the Red Skull, allowing the Skull to escape[252]. Later that fall, while acting in his civilian guise, Steve was injured in battle providing cover for his retreating troop while fighting in Vernville. He was taken prisoner and found himself a prisoner in Dritten Castle in West Germany. He was treated by a nurse named Emilia Becker, a German who returned to her homeland from the United States to care for her ill father. A prisoner of war, Steve rallied with other captured Allied soldiers and staged a jail break. Caught in the act of escape, Steve promised Emilia that he would come back for her before fleeing into the night. Many days later they were rescued by Allied Forces. Sometime after that, Steve returned to Dritten as Captain America finding the town a bombed out husk following Allied air strikes. He found no trace of Emilia and her family, learning a very harsh lesson: Never make any promises during a war[253].

Later that year, Captain America was sent on a secret mission with in Nazi occupied Poland. He was to assist Dr. Ernst Fleisher in defecting from the Nazis and destroy anti-gravity vehicles that Fleisher created with the assistance of Polish rebel fighter Lior Eschel. Cap did not believe the story about the anti-gravity devices until his plane was destroyed by just such a ship. Bailing out in time, Cap managed to find Lior and saw that the area was under the command of a enhanced Nazi soldier named Der Metzger (The Butcher). It turned out the Lior had sold Cap out to the Nazis, and he was captured at
the cost of Lior's life. After being examined, Cap was tossed in a cell where he met with Fleisher. Breaking himself and Fleisher out of their cells, Cap proceeded to destroy the hover crafts. Fleisher was killed in the crossfire and Cap beat Der Metzger within an inch of his life. Cap then helped the Polish slaves escape before the base exploded destroying all the technology and killing Der Metzger[254]. Returning to India, Captain America and Bucky go to the rescue of Sgt. Duffy who went after the Prophet of Hate in order to be a hero in the eyes of his girlfriend back home. The Prophet of Hate claimed to be a resurrected religious leader who tried to unite the people of India against Allied Forces. However, Cap and Bucky exposed him as a Japanese spy and rescued Duffy. Returning to the United States, Cap and Bucky investigate a series of strange ship sinkings supposedly by giant octopus creatures. With the aid of Betty Dean, Cap and Bucky expose the entire elaborate hoax perpetuated by the owners of the East Shipping Company in order to cash in on the insurance. Also during this time, Captain America and Bucky prevent the terrorist-for-hire known as Black Hand from destroying the plans for the P-31 Bomber[255].

In October of that year, Captain America and Bucky came across some intel that the Red Skull had obtained an occult artifact. Travelling into Nazi Germany, they found that Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos were attempting the same thing. They attempted to stop the Skull from obtaining the stolen Eye of Agamotto but the villain inadvertently transported himself and his minions to the Dark Dimension. With the help of the Ancient One, the Eye's owner; Cap, Bucky and the Howlers were sent into the Dark Dimension to retrieve the artifact. In the Dark Dimension, the Skull had made a pact with it's ruler Dormammu to have the opportunity to destroy his enemies in exchange for the Eye and some power when Dormammu would take over the Earth. However, the heroes bested the Skull was was banished from the Dark Dimension. They then bargained with Dormammu to let them return to their own dimension lest any battle incidentally unleash the Mindless Ones against Dormammu's people[256]. Later, Cap rejoined the Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch and invaded a Nazi concentration camp in Europe where, unknown to them, Jews were being experimented on by the mutant geneticist Mr. Sinister. Sinister unleashed his creation N2 (created from Namor's DNA) and while the creature defeated Namor and the Torch, Captain America was able to slay it. While the heroes freed the survivors, Sinister escaped undetected[257].

As winter began that year, Captain America and Bucky joined the Howling Commandos in an operation that took them into Nazi Germany to try and
recover an all Africa-American squad that were being used by the Red Skull in his biological experiments. The mission was a failure, and all the captured soldiers were presumed to be killed in action[258]. Returning to the US, Captain America and Bucky clashed with the thieves known as the Skeletons of the Glowing Death, defended an bomber factory from Nazi Major von Kaulus and his Swamp Creature, and put an end to the career of the so-called Cat Woman[259]. Later, Captain America and Bucky apprehend Lupo and his three killer apes[260], and shut down Japanese saboteur Yellow Claw and his Mole Men[261]. Joining Allied Forces in Bastogne, Belgium, Captain America and Bucky come across the lone survivor of a troop of soldiers that was slaughtered by the Fenris Wolf of Asgardian myth. When the creature attacked Cap and Bucky, they put up a good fight but it was not until the timely arrival of the thunder god Thor was the creature stopped and returned to Asgard[262]. Back in the States, Captain America and Bucky went after "Terrible Tom" Garett. However they soon found that Garett had allied himself with a mystic named Terdu who cast a spell to bring Captain Kidd, Jack the Ripper, as well as Jesse and Frank James to help with his crimes. Clashing with these time displaced criminals, Cap and Bucky forced them back to their own time, leading to Terdu's death and Garett's surrender[263][264].

On December 6, 1944 Cap and Bucky rejoined the Crazy Sue's battling Nazi forces in Saarlaurtern, Germany. During the clash the Victory Boys were killed in combat, and the group once more relied on Captain Flame to save them from trouble[265]. Any further operations with the Crazy Sue's remain unrecorded[266]. Cap then reunited with the Howling Commandos to participate in the Battle of the Bulge. They fought off a squad of Nazis, rescuing the life of Private Stan Klein who was one of the sole survivors of his unit, and was holding off Nazi forces while keep an injured soldier alive. Cap was able to return to Stan a picture of his girlfriend back home that was lost in the battle field. Captain America would express to Stan that his bravery was an inspiration[267]. On Christmas Eve of 44, the Invaders returned
to England to celebrate the holidays during a lull in the fighting. Bucky and Toro decided to go to a Christmas dance, and invited Cap to join them. Cap would initially refuse, having committed to learning new codes and plans. However, Bucky's words that the "war can wait until tomorrow" convinced Cap to be Steve Rogers for the night and have some fun and go to the dance

1945

Briefly returning to the United States in the New Year, Captain America and Bucky exposed Laird Carson of killing his niece in a complex inheritance plot on 'January 2nd[269].
Captain America and Bucky then rejoined the Invaders in battling Nazi forces in the Netherlands[270]. Searching for Nazi scientist Arnim Zola they tracked him down to a small Nazi village and clashed with Nazi operatives Iron Cross, U-Man, Master Man, Warrior Woman. They soon learned that Zola had infected the villagers with a virus that caused them to mutate into highly contagious creatures driven by rage. Those
attacked would then become infected with the virus. Worse, Zola had developed a missile that would carry the virus to enemy targets threatening to infect all of Europe. The Invaders fought off the Nazi super agents and seemingly slew Zola and destroyed his weapon. However, when they attempted to force a surviving Nazi scientist to administer a cure, he informed the heroes that Zola purposely did not create one. With no other choice, the Invaders then wiped out those infected in order to prevent the contagion from spreading across Europe[271]. Unknown to the Invaders at the time, one of the partially infected villagers managed to escape and plotted revenge against the Invaders, a plan that would not see fruition until many decades later[272].

Back in the United States, Captain America and Bucky exposed yet another inheritance scheme, this one by the widow of Silas Matison who attempted to kill off her other surviving family members and wait stall in order to collect her husbands entire fortune.
Cap was later famed for crimes committed by Butch Cantwell who wore a bullet proof Captain America costume. Cap managed to convince the authorities to stand down long enough to capture his impostor and clear his name. Cap and Bucky later took down the Snake Skulls, a group that used Puff Adder venom to kill wealthy men and claim their fortunes[273].

In early February, Captain America and Bucky went to Bastogn, Belgium to investigate reports of Vampirism that were plaguing the area that were plaguing the villagers and American troops alike. Fearing that Baron Blood may have returned from the dead, Cap and Bucky clash with American actress Mary Arnett who was in the area for a USO show. After slaying Arnett, Cap and Bucky learn that the vampire was a little girl who was transformed into a vampire by a Nazi operative before they were pushed out of the region. Cap and Bucky then slay the creature in order to protect the people of the area[274].

In March of that year, on the eve of Bucky's 20th birthday, Captain America interrogates a Nazi operative in England to learn what Baron Zemo's activities in Europe are. After gaining the information needed, he takes Bucky out to a nearby bar to celebrate his sidekick's birthday[154]. Later, while on a solo mission Captain America rescues a number of captured WAAC's, including Adriana Soria[275]. Back in the Untied States, Captain America and Bucky clash with criminal Crimorto and smash his national crime wave. Later, when a Nazi bomb claims the lives of a number of American troops, Steve and Bucky go to identify the bodies to see if the missing Sgt. Duffy is among their numbers. They discover a plot by Nazi spy Professor Todt to use dead bodies as bombs to blow up American ships as they
leave port and dismantle it as Captain America and Bucky[276]. Deployed to China, Steve and Bucky are put on guard duty along the Great Wall of China. There, with the aid of Lao-Chung, Cap and Bucky fight back a Japanese invasion force. After the learn that Lao-Chung was a defended the Great Wall centuries ago from the Mongols, and the man that helped them that day was a ghost[277]. Returning to the United States, Captain America and Bucky traveled to Seattle and solved the "Totem Pole Murders" perpetuated by an insane Native American tribe[278].

Learning that Arnim Zola had somehow survived, Captain America and Bucky returned to Europe to look for him. While clashing with Nazi forces they encountered the time displaced Deadpool and Hydra Bob who were attempting to get back to their own time. While Deadpool convinced Cap that he is a Canadian super-soldier, Bucky is not so convinced. However, timeblips that protect Deadpool and Bob from altering history play with Cap and Bucky's memories. Finding Zola's secret hideout the quartet battle one of Zola's creation while Zola flees. Defeating the creature, a timeblip restores its memories before Zola experimented on it. Before Deadpool could put the man-monster out of its misery, Bucky shot Wilson in the head. Moments after Deadpool and Bob were pulled forward in time leaving Captain America and Bucky to wonder who they really were[279]. Back in France in his civilian guise, Steve Rogers crossed paths with Peggy Carter (who was in her rebellion disguise). They passed as strangers, neither one recognizing the other[280].

On March 25, 1945 Captain America and a group of 23 soldiers were airdropped over Rhein, Germany in order to capture a strategically vital dam and keep it covered until reinforcements arrived. The attack did not go as planned and some of the American troops were killed before the area was secured. One lone Nazi soldier was capture, and despite some of the troops desire to kill the Nazi, Captain America ordered them to follow the Code of War outlined in the Geneva Convention and keep him as a prisoner of war. Clashing with Nazi forces, Captain America would stand down on a flag of truce to communicate with the commanding Lieutenant in command. When Captain America attempted to negotiate a prisoner exchange, the Nazi lieutenant was not interested and a battle erupted that saw some of the American troops injured. Returning back to where their prisoner was kept, Cap convinced the Nazi to provide medical attention, earning the Nazi the grudging respect of Cap's unit. When a commanding officer who followed the rules of war arrived to take the prisoner, a fair exchange was made. However, the lieutenant gunned ordered his men to gun down his commanding
officer and the freed prisoner leading to intense battle. Eventually reinforcements arrived and the area was won to the Allies[281]. Back in the United States with Bucky, Captain America exposed the Satyre's plot to drive people out of Hamilton to claim the oil hidden there, and stop the robberies of the super strong Dr. Colosso[269].

Returning to Europe, Bucky confides in Cap that he is afraid of heights ever since his father died in a parachute accident. Cap tells Bucky there is no shame in that and the pair drop into Nazi territory to free a Nazi defector. They are initially captured, by they managed to break out with the prisoner they sought to free[31]. Working with the Howling Commandos again, Cap and the Howlers are surrounded by Nazi agents. Pretending that he doesn't understand German[282], he and the Howlers fight back and decimate their attackers[283]. Going solo again, Captain America and a unit of soldiers were pinned by Nazi forces. With no air strikes to help the out, Cap borrowed a motorcycle owned by courier Ray Coulson and used it to storm the Nazi dug-in[284].

By the Spring of 1945, Cap saw more Nazi atrocities when he led a battalion on a mission to liberate the Jewish prisoners of the Diebenwald concentration camp. When the commanding officer in charge of the camp tried to hold young Anna Kapplebaum hostage, Captain America saved her life[285]. On April 12, 1945, Captain America learned about the death of President Roosevelt. He would tell Bucky that they must fighting the war and only mourn the Presidents loss after the fighting is over. They then went to investigate reports of Zemo attempting to steal a new prototype drone pane[286]. Later when Bucky is injured in battle and is recuperating in hospital, they talk about their futures. While Bucky has dreams of living the dream, Cap decides that he will continue fighting as Captain America so long as he is allowed to do so[31]. Back in action, Captain America meets with a number of super-humans in Europe to plan an attack on the Kohnstein rocket factory where the Red Skull is also storing occult artifacts. When the meeting is interrupted by the Phantom Reporter, Captain America agrees to let him tag along on the mission. During the attack on the rocket base, the Red Skull escapes and an explosion buried Cap in debris. Cap was then rescued by the Phantom Reporter. In the aftermath, while the Skull escaped the Allies managed to obtain the Spear of Destiny[287].

Later that month, as Allied Forces began bombing Berlin, Captain America was air dropped along with the Spirit of '76, the Patriot, and the Red Guardian to
stop the Red Skull from hiding Hitler's greatest secret. While the Spirit of 76, Patriot and Red Guardian fought Nazi soldiers, Captain America went after the Red Skull[288]. Their fight led to an underground bunker which was compromised by Allied Bombs burying the Red Skull in debris while Cap fled[289]. The Red Skull was exposed to a gas that put him in suspended animation, to be revived many decades later[290], while the briefcase containing Hitler's secret was not found until sometime after that

Suspended Animation

During the final days of the war, Captain America and Bucky were assigned to guard a secret allied drone plane[291]. When Nazi agents break into the hanger, Cap and Bucky are there to stop them[292][31]. However, this is a distraction that allows Baron Zemo to enter the facility[293]. Activating his Humanoid, and both are attacked by Captain America and Bucky. Despite the two heroes efforts they are both bested in combat[31][293] Zemo then dresses the heroes in standard military uniforms[293]. The two heroes revive and find themselves captive on a secret Nazi island base on the Channel, and are tortured by Baron Zemo[294].
Waking up sometime later, Cap manages to free himself and Bucky and commander a motorcycle as Zemo launches the drone plane with a bomb on board on a course to bomb Allied Forces[31][295][296]. Bucky jumps onto the drone plane in an attempt to disarm the bomb, and Cap joins him, and tries to convince Bucky to let go. Bucky's arm gets caught in the plane and it then exploded[291][297][295][31][296]. Both men fall into the English channel[295][298][296][125] while Baron Zemo escaped[299].

Zemo then broadcast news of his defeat of Captain America and Bucky, which was overheard by Colonel Vasily Karpov who recovered Bucky's mangled body[300], while Cap was recovered by General Lyle Dekker. Cap is taken to Dekker's secret base off the coast of Newfoundland. There, Cap broke free and attempted to escape by plane but was shot down. Exposed to a special nerve gas as he crashed, Cap landed in the Atlantic and floated north[298] where his body was frozen in ice and entered a state of suspended animation[301].

While the Daily Bugle reported the supposed deaths of Captain America and Bucky[302], the public was soon convinced that their national hero and his sidekick lived on. This was due to President Harry Truman appointing the William Nasland and Yankees Batboy Fred Davis Jr. to take up the identities of Captain America and Bucky[301]. Nasland acted as Captain America until 1946 until he was killed battling the android Adam II. Nasland was replaced by Jeff Mace, the Patriot, as the next Captain America[303]. Mace had a long run as Captain America with Davis as his sidekick until he retired[304]. In 1954, the role of Captain America was taken up by college professor William Burnside and his student Jack Monroe taking up the part of Bucky[305]. However, improper use of the Super Soldier formula in both men led to them being driven insane and placed in suspended animation

Modern Era

Avengers

Decades later, Rogers' wartime comrade, the Sub-Mariner, stumbled across his still-frozen form, which was being worshiped by a far-flung Inuit tribe. Enraged, the Sub-Mariner threw the ice block into the ocean. While opposing Namor, the newly formed Avengers happened upon Rogers' thawing body and soon revived the legendary hero.
Rogers joined their ranks as the first recruit, since their formation, and was given retroactive "founding member" status in place of Hulk. With his superhuman abilities, extensive training, combat experience, combined with his impressive physique, confidence, and will, Rogers was an excellent addition to the team. As a born leader, Rogers would come to be seen as the heart and soul of the team and his commands, while in the field, were often looked to, regardless of who might have been chairman at the time. Rogers would teach teamwork, tactics, and hand-to-hand combat to many Avengers over the coming years.

Seeing that Avengers associate Rick Jones bore a resemblance to Bucky, Cap took him into tutelage, trying to recover from the great trauma of losing his wartime partner. After a time, Jones even convinced Rogers to let him wear Bucky's old costume and initiate a partnership. The early adventures Cap had with Earth's Mightiest Heroes included a run-in with his wartime foe Baron Heinrich Zemo. Zemo organized the first incarnation of the Masters of Evil, a group of super-villains who each bore a grudge against a particular Avenger. After several skirmishes between the two groups, Zemo kidnapped Rick and Zemo was accidentally killed in a rockslide, caused by his own weaponry as he battled Cap[306].

Following another battle with Kang the Conqueror, the remaining founding Avengers (Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man and the Wasp) decided to take a leave of absence from the stress of super-crime-fighting.

Cap's Kooky Quartet

Captain America was thus left to lead a new team comprised of Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.[307] "Cap's Kooky Quartet" was at first regarded as less able than the previous lineup, but soon proved their worth by overcoming several threats including a resurgent Kang[308] as well as Doctor Doom[309]. While the hotheaded Quicksilver and Hawkeye were at first headstrong loose cannons, Rogers' leadership was able to mold them into valuable team members.

Leave of Absence

When Cap took his first leave of absence from the team, it was the Black Panther who stepped in to take his place on the roster. Though when Cap discovered that one of T'Challa's motives was to "spy" on the Avengers (as part of his duties as King of Wakanda was to observe foreigners), relations between the two became strained and stayed that way for some time. Eventually, they restored the bonds of alliance and friendship, symbolized by
Rogers giving T'Challa the enhanced copy of his World War II triangular shield he had used while his round one was broken.

Partnership with Rick Jones

Meanwhile, Cap's old nemesis, the Red Skull, was brought out of suspended animation by the subversive organization THEM. The Skull feigned cooperation with THEM (actually the ruling council of HYDRA led by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker) long enough to steal the Cosmic Cube from subsidiary organization AIM. This led to the first postwar clash between the two great symbols of World War II. The Skull later impersonated Rogers and drove Rick away, while wielding the Cosmic Cube.

Agent of SHIELD

Rogers often crossed paths with another World War II veteran as well, this one an ally: Sergeant Nick Fury, of the Howling Commandos, was now Colonel Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Captain America teamed with Fury many times after emerging from suspended animation and their relationship warmed and cooled over the years, depending on various circumstances. They often worked together towards the same goal(s) and the Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D. maintained a close working relationship, even sometimes sharing a common computer database. Rogers worked with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Agent 13 (Sharon Carter), sister to Peggy. Rogers would come to share a deep romantic relationship with Sharon, eventually admitting his love for her.

Captain America and the Falcon

In another plot by the Skull, a Cosmic Cube-empowered man named Sam Wilson attacked Rogers. Steve was able to break Wilson of the Skull's control
and the two teamed together to defeat Cap's archenemy. Wilson became The Falcon and Steve's most reliable best friend. Cap and the Falcon would share an active partnership for a long time[312]. Wilson actively succeeded Rogers as Captain America, when Rogers was badly injured and was encouraged to continue on in the role by Rogers himself. Despite the encouragement, Wilson returned the role upon Rogers' recovery.
One of Rogers' and Wilson's most noted battles was against one of Rogers' earlier successors, Steve Rogers, and Jack Monroe, calling himself Bucky. Rogers was shaken at the fact that he could have shared his excessively conservative successor's fate, if not for the technical dedication of Dr. Erskine and his Vita Ray process.

Man Without a Country

While investigating the subversive organization known as the Secret Empire Rogers discovered that its leader was a high-ranking government official. While this traitor committed suicide after being discovered, the government covered up the whole affair by using a double. Disillusioned, Rogers abandoned his Captain America identity and took up the alias "Nomad."[314] Two men tried in vain to assume the Captain America title; Bob Russo and "Scar" Turpin, while in the meantime the young idealistic Cap fan, Roscoe Simons, actually succeeded Rogers and Rogers himself awarded Simons his indestructible shield. It was Roscoe's death, at the hands of the Red Skull, that would inspire Rogers to become the "Sentinel of Liberty", a symbol of American inspired ideals rather than the US Government Super Soldier he once was. In a graphic bit of scenery, Roscoe was crucified and tortured by the Red Skull, as a message to Rogers that any other person in the costume would also suffer the same fate, if the Red Skull encountered any of the "fake" Captain Americas. Rogers re-assumed his classic costumed identity and shield[315] and a rehabilitated Monroe joined Cap in a partnership, himself assuming the Nomad identity in a modified costume.[316] Following a battle with Viper, Rogers' Super-Soldier Serum reacted with the venom in her whip, temporarily granting him superhuman strength.

Secret Wars

After the Avengers journeyed to New York's Central Park to investigate an enormous circular construct which had materialized in the park's Sheep Meadow, they were joined by the Hulk, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Fantastic Four. Upon entering the construct, the adventurers (as well as the construct itself) were teleported to an area of spacetime near a galaxy far from the vicinity of Earth's. Similarly, a large number of costumed criminals, including the Absorbing Man, Doctor Doom, Doctor Octopus, the Enchantress, Kang, the Lizard, the Molecule Man, Ultron, the Wrecker and the Wrecking Crew, as well as the planet-devourer Galactus, found themselves in another construct within this same area of spacetime. Aboard the constructs the passengers watched in awe as an unseen force annihilated the galaxy nearest to them. A single star survived. Then, before their eyes, a planet, which became known as Battleworld, was created to orbit that star. Finally, a rift opened in spacetime, from which poured a blinding light, and the passengers within the constructs heard a voice telling them, "I am from beyond! Stay your enemies and all you desire shall be yours! Nothing you dream of is impossible for me to accomplish!" The passengers were then sent to Battleworld. There, over the next several days, they engaged in a "secret war" amongst themselves; most of the criminals sought to destroy the heroic adventurers in order to gain the prize that the Beyonder had promised. Captain America's sterling leadership abilities were showcased, when he was nominated leader of the heroes. Clashing with Doctor Doom's forces repeatedly, Cap was faced with leadership challenges ranging from dealing with the outcast X-Men, keeping the Hulk from attacking Doom's forces by himself, after She-Hulk's defeat, and The Wasp's apparent death. Cap also was burdened with keeping morale up in the face of battling Galactus. Rogers' leadership qualities would be deferred to time and time again during large gatherings of heroes, such as when Adam Warlock sent a band of heroes to oppose the Infinity Gauntlet-wielding Thanos and also when he assumed joint command of the Avengers and the Justice League of America.
When Avengers Mansion was attacked and conquered by the Masters of Evil, under the leadership of Baron Helmut Zemo, Captain America was specifically targeted by Zemo, to avenge his father's death. Rogers was captured, during an attempt to retake the mansion and was forced to watch, as Mister Hyde tortured helpless butler Edwin Jarvis. The Masters proceeded to destroy a treasure trove of Rogers' memorabilia, including a picture with Bucky taken just before he was killed, Rogers' only picture of his mother, a baseball signed by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, and Cap's original triangular shield. In the final battle, Cap defeated The Wrecker, with the aid of the Wasp, and defeated Baron Zemo in a rooftop duel. As Zemo fell, Cap tried to grab his hand and, though he was later revealed to have survived the fall, Zemo refused such charity

The Captain

Captain America continued to come into conflict with many foes, including the extreme anti-nationalist Flag-Smasher and the vigilante called The Scourge of the Underworld. Rogers was informed by the Commission on Superhuman Activities that he had never been officially discharged from the U.S. Army, and for this, he received a large back-pay, dating to the end of World War II, which he used to establish a nation-wide hot-line service to help him keep abreast of criminal activities. However, the Commission demanded that Rogers, as an "active" member of the armed forces, resume service as a government-directed operative. Finding himself unable to merely follow orders as a simple soldier any longer, especially after the events of the government that led to him becoming Nomad, Rogers again resigned the Captain America identity, even surrendering his legendary shield to the new Captain America, John Walker, who had previously clashed with Rogers as the "Super-Patriot".[319] During this time, Rogers used an Adamantium shield and, adopting a new costume, continued adventuring as "The Captain"[320].
Not long afterward, the Avengers were temporarily disbanded, due to a lack of active members. As The Captain, Rogers led a new lineup of the Avengers consisting of Thor, Gilgamesh, and temporary recruits Reed (Mr. Fantastic) and Sue Richards (Invisible Woman) of the Fantastic Four. Reed himself was accustomed to leading, however, and there were some conflicts of leadership between the two.

The Captain also led an unnamed, unofficial team during the same period that accompanied him on several missions. Along with The Falcon and Nomad, the group at times included Demolition-Man, who had assisted Rogers against Power Broker, Inc., and Vagabond, a tag-along of Nomad's.

It would later be discovered that the Red Skull was manipulating the Commission. The Captain and Nomad clashed with Walker and his Bucky. Resolving their differences, Rogers and Walker confronted the Skull[321]. Following the events and deeds that Walker had done while Captain America, Walker resigned from being Captain America and the Commission asked Rogers to take-up the mantle again. Rogers initially refused, but after Walker begged him, accepted. Later, Walker was apparently killed, but later reappeared in a new identity, after plastic surgery in the new name of "Jack Daniels" wearing
Rogers' "The Captain" uniform and shield as the rechristened "USAgent"

Captain America Once More

At one point, Cap avoided the explosion of a meth lab only to have the chemical effects of the blast react dangerously with his Super-Soldier Serum. To remove the problem, Rogers removed the serum and trained constantly to keep in peak condition. Cap discovered that the serum was not a drug per se, which would have metabolized out of his system, but in fact a virus that effected a biochemical and genetic change. This additionally explained how arch-nemesis, Red Skull, who at the time inhabited a body cloned from Rogers' cells, also had the formula in his body. Because of his altered biochemistry, Rogers' body began to deteriorate and, for a time he, wore a powered exoskeleton designed by Iron Man and Dr. Hank Pym, but was eventually placed again in suspended animation. During this time, Rogers was given a blood transfusion from the Red Skull, which cured his condition and stabilized the Super-Soldier virus in his system. Captain America returned both to crime-fighting and the Avengers.
Captain America was reunited with his WWII-era flame, the now-aged American Maquis fighter Peggy Carter. Freeing her and others from the grip of the criminal Doctor Faustus, Rogers had her hired on as communications expert at Avengers Mansion as part of the expanded domestic staff called the Avengers Ground Crew. Their romantic feelings diminished, but the two remained good friends. Another person taken on by Steve during this time was John Jameson, who acted as his pilot.

Operation: Galactic Storm

When the Avengers learned of the Kree-Shi'ar War and the danger the war efforts posed to Earth's sun, Rogers proposed to send diplomatic envoys to each superpower in an attempt to avert catastrophe known as Operation Galactic Storm. Captain America led the team bound for the Kree Empire. He had several conflicts of leadership with Iron Man, which culminated when the latter, against orders, led a team of Avengers to execute the Kree Supreme
Intelligence for war crimes. His confidence in his leadership shaken, Cap offered to resign as chief executive and commanding officer of the two Avengers branches, but this was not the route the other Avengers wanted to take. Cap's old friend Hawkeye helped reinforce Cap's leadership confidence, as did the rescue by USAgent (John Walker and the Falcon of Demolition-Man from ULTIMATUM, Flag-Smasher's terrorist organization.

Expatriate

After returning to Earth, Cap rescued Diamondback (Rachel Leighton) from Red Skull's henchman Crossbones. Diamondback had previously, as a member of the Serpent Society, had a chance to kill Rogers in battle that she did not take. This was because she was smitten with him; the two began an on-and-off semi-romantic partnership afterwards.
Onslaught

Onslaught

Cap was part of the force raised to battle the psychic entity called Onslaught, and was one of the Avengers who seemingly gave their lives to absorb Onslaught's energy. In reality, they (the senior Avengers and the Fantastic Four) had been shunted to an alternate dimension created by Franklin Richards.

Heroes Reborn

After several months in this world, the heroes realized it was a construct and escaped.

Heroes Return

During a rebuilding period with the Avengers, Captain America and the rest of the team (past and present) were duped by Morgan Le Fay into acting as her elite guard, the Queen's Vengeance. Rogers' alias in this alter-ego was "Yeoman America." He was the first Avenger to break out of Morgan's trance, and formed a resistance group that foiled the ancient sorceress' plans.
Captain America, both in his solo career and as an Avenger, went on to participate in a variety of other missions.

Avengers Disassembled

On a day that would become the darkest in Avengers history, the Scarlet Witch suffered a breakdown that, combined with her powers, had catastrophic consequences. Cap had recently had a strange encounter with Wanda, as well as the beginnings of romance, and was struck hard by the devastation of the team, which disbanded shortly thereafter.
In future events, Rogers moved into the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, revealed his identity to the world (although he lived in a SHIELD safe house), and resumed his off-and-on relationship with Sharon Carter.

New Avengers

Cap was among those heroes present at the Raft when Electro instigated a jailbreak. The next day, he spoke with Tony Stark, and convinced him to help
form the New Avengers. Most of those present during the jailbreak were founding members of the team. The new SHIELD Director, Maria Hill, was opposed to their incorporation, but Rogers reminded her that he had Full Champion License—that is, he was authorized by SHIELD to assemble any team he deemed necessary for any mission he deemed necessary, and therefore did not need her permission. The New Avengers embarked on several missions under his leadership.

Winter Soldier

Meanwhile, Cap had also been dealing with more personal matters. Having been made a special SHIELD operative, Rogers, Sharon Carter, and Nick Fury began an investigation into Aleksander Lukin and his powerful Kronas Corporation. After the apparent assassination of the Red Skull, Lukin was in possession of the Cosmic Cube, but he also had a more personal weapon: the Winter Soldier (a revived Bucky Barnes). A KGB assassin who had been occasionally let out of suspended animation to perform only the most difficult missions, the Winter Soldier encountered Sharon Carter, who believed that he was the real Bucky. Cap at first refused to believe it, but Fury presented him with solid evidence.
Winter Soldier killed Jack Monroe and caused major devastation in Philadelphia before Cap, the Falcon, and Agent Carter stormed a hidden underground base operated by Lukin. Cap and Winter Soldier dueled, and the latter showed no sign of memory. Cap used the Cosmic Cube to restore his memory; Bucky then used it himself to teleport to Camp Lehigh, where he began to cope with his past.

Months later, Cap and Sharon tracked Bucky to a small mid-western town that was actually controlled by AIM. Distracted by storming the AIM compound and battling Crossbones and Sin (Synthia Schmidt), they were unable to catch up with him.

Civil War

When SHIELD suggested the Superhuman Registration Act, Special Agent Hill ordered Rogers and the Avengers to help enforce it. When he refused, Hill had her trained "Superhuman Response Unit" attacked him. During the scuffle Rogers avoided being tranquillized and managed to escape by lodging his shield in an aircraft and forcing the pilot to fly him to safety. Soon after, at the Baxter Building, the Watcher told the heroes who had gathered there about Cap's escape. He became the leader of the resistance to the registration act, fearing that the freedom of America's heroes and the safety of their families were in danger.
Adopting the alias "Brett Hendrick", a mall security guard to avoid government detection, Rogers became more and more extreme in his desire to win the Civil War. He allowed the The Punisher to join his "Secret Avengers," and worked (albeit reluctantly) with the Kingpin. Since his old friend Iron Man was leading the Pro-Registration Superhero Unit, their rivalry was especially bitter. The two attempted to meet twice during the conflict, but each time it devolved into combat. They even refused to attend the wedding of Black Panther and Storm together. Cap was nearly captured by Paladin but escaped with the aid of Shang-Chi and the Heroes for Hire. In the final battle against the Pro-Registration forces, Rogers' teammate the Vision disabled Iron Man's armor, evening the odds for Cap and allowing him to take down Stark in Times Square. However, a crowd of civilians approached in support of Stark. Realizing that his fight against the registration act was endangering the people that he was trying to protect, he surrendered to Iron Man. He then gave his followers the order to stand down.

Death of a Hero

Following his surrender, Steve Rogers was indicted on several criminal charges. It was noted SHIELD had restrained Steve with strength dampeners, while he was in custody. A successful assassination was orchestrated by the resurgent Red Skull which involved Crossbones deployed as a sniper. He fired the first shot, hitting Captain America in the back as he entered a federal courthouse to stand trial for his criminal charges. In addition, Doctor Faustus, posing as a SHIELD psychiatrist, had manipulated Sharon Carter and implanted in her mind a hypnotic suggestion that caused her to shoot Rogers, three times in the stomach and chest in the chaos that ensued. Rogers was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.
Captain America was given a state funeral, but the body in his memorial at Arlington was a fake. Immediately after his death, Rogers' body was taken to SHIELD Headquarters as the only perfect super-soldier specimen in the world. Unexplainably, his body was discovered to have withered back to its original frail state. Tony Stark, accompanied by Hank Pym, and Janet Van Dyne, returned Steve Rogers' body to the Arctic where they had found him frozen in ice. Namor also attended the small private ceremony swearing that as long as he ruled the seas, no one would disturb Captain America's rest[167].

Many people mourned him including various heroes that knew him. Others such as reformed Winter Soldier James Buchanan Barnes and Wolverine swore to avenge his death. Before the day of his assassination, Rogers prepared a package to be delivered to Stark in the event that he would not survive. It contained a photo of himself as Captain America and Bucky in World War II, and his final requests: that Stark "save" Bucky, and that the mantle of Captain America should continue. A SHIELD agent presented it to Stark confirming that it was delivered by an unknown attorney.

Thor communicated with Steve Rogers' spirit on the first anniversary of his death. Though Thor vowed to avenge him in full, Rogers declined, saying that their world was already too stained with the taint of death and violence. Thor granted Steve a minute of silence, by using his powers to cut off all the electronic media in America for exactly sixty seconds

Captain America: Reborn

It was later discovered that, while his body was killed, Rogers' essence was "locked into a fixed point in space and time". Rogers' mind was being transported through time, forcing him to relive certain segments of his life such as World War II and becoming Captain America as well in various other scenes. Some changes were revealed to what was previously known. (See notes below). While reliving the Kree-Skrull War, he was able to ask the Vision to record a message about his time travel condition to Mister Fantastic and Wasp in the future, which was duly relayed by the current Vision[324]. With this
data, Richards concluded that Sharon was the key to bringing Steve out of time, although they were too late to stop Doctor Doom and Arnim Zola from doing just that, however the Red Skull was now in control of Steve's body[295].
Barnes and Rogers fought to drive the Red Skull from his body and succeeded in doing so. Rogers considered retirement from the role and allowed Barnes to continue operating as Captain America, thinking that there should not be two formal active Captain Americas. Rogers visited the current US President who gave "Captain America", not Steve Rogers specifically, a full pardon for his actions during the Civil War. Rogers explained that he didn't intend to resume wielding the shield, but would if asked. The President mentioned that this was fine, as he had another idea for Steve's services in the future.

Siege

With his own house in order, Rogers set about the next great task: removing Norman Osborn, current head of American national security agency H.A.M.M.E.R., from power. Rogers soon came to assist in bringing back Tony Stark, who was in a vegetative state, having diminished his intelligence to erase the Superhuman Registration database to keep Osborn from abusing it. To do so, Rogers and his associates resorted to a quite radical step in rebooting Stark's brain: channeling Thor's thunder through Rogers' shield connected to the implant on Stark's chest, a move which could very well have killed him. The process restarted Tony's heart, but for some reason his mind didn't reboot. Steve left to get Doctor Strange's help in going inside Tony's mind.
Following this, Steve was in the New Avengers hideout in New York when he learned that Osborn was laying siege to Asgard[325]. Enraged, Steve assembled the New Avengers, the Young Avengers, and Nick Fury's Secret Warriors to provide support for the Asgardians and finally bring down Osborn. Bucky gave Steve the shield, saying that they needed him leading the counterattack. Bucky told Steve that he needed the shield in the fight against the Dark Avengers. Steve took the shield but asked Bucky what he would do, to which Bucky replied "I will do what I do", holding a large gun in his hands[326]. Before they left, Edwin Jarvis gave Steve a briefcase for Tony Stark[326].

Steve Rogers was called to the White House, where the President offered to make him the new head of security of the United States. Steve agreed on the condition that he would get to do the job his way. The Super-Human Registration Act was repealed and, during a gathering at Avenger Tower, Steve appeared and told them it was the start of a new day for all of them and he needed their help[327]. Steve oversaw the incarceration of Norman Osborn at The Raft penitentiary, under his new role as Captain Steve Rogers

The Erskine Legacy

As the head of Nixtin Pharmaceutics and grandson of Abraham Erskine, Jacob Erskine set out to cure cancer using the Super Soldier Serum, but was killed before he could finish.[14] When Steve attempted to find who killed Erskine, he was caught in a trap by Machinesmith and his serum was deactivated.[15] Through the help of one of Machinesmith's robots who Steve previously believed to be a woman imbued with the serum, he was able to have his serum activated once again, and together they pursued Machinesmith.[329] They eventually seemingly killed Machinesmith and recovered the serum he was attempting to auction, at the cost of the robot's life. Upon further investigation, the serum Steve recovered turns out to be completely useless, and unbeknown to him, the entire exploit was set up by Aloysius Thorndrake of the Shadow Council, who sought Rogers' blood in order to create an army of super-soldiers.

Fear Itself

When Skadi freed The Serpent, he caused seven hammers to fall to Earth so that Midgard could fear him. Steve Rogers was present when each of these hammers landed and gave the order to send the Avengers to each of the crash sights. When Bucky was killed by Skadi at Washington D.C., Steve decided to avenge Bucky and resume the title of Captain America once more. And while Cap, Iron Man, and Thor were sent to different locations, Cap joined the Avengers in New York to stop Skadi.

Spider-Island

In the Spider-Island storyline, Captain America is captured by the Jackal and forcibly mutated into a giant spider mutant, whom the Jackal calls "Spider-King."[331] As Spider-King, Steve Rogers is impregnated with thousands of spider eggs in order to spread the virus that gives people spider powers.[332] He is stopped and captured by the new heroic version of Venom, but he escapes captivity by vomiting out the now-hatched mutant spiders. Ultimately he is recaptured and put into suspended animation, while Venom pretends to be him to infiltrate the Jackal's organization.
When the cure for the Spider-Island virus was discovered, he was returned to normal and later joined Venom in his fight against the Queen, the true mastermind behind the virus. Venom stabbed her with Captain America's shield, an attack that should have killed her. Instead, she mutated into a 28-story spider monster. [45]

The two led her to Union Square, where they were joined by other heroes while Spider-Man distributed the cure to the infected New Yorkers. This weakened her enough for Kaine, Spider-Man's clone, to kill her.

The Vengeance of Codname: Bravo

During the funeral of Peggy Carter, Steve was attacked by an old ally he had not seen since WWII, a man called Bravo. This meant that Jimmy Jankovicz woke up from coma. In a secret sanatorium in Virginia, Rogers, Nick Fury, and Sharon Carter visit this man who is catatonic. Back in 1944 he helped the allies find enemy headquarters by entering a different dimension which he called Land of Nowhere until a spy put him in comatose state, leaving Bravo and Hydra soldiers trapped there. When Jimmy woke up, Bravo managed to return to this world. Later, Hydra agents kidnapped Jimmy and it was revealed that Codename: Bravo was behind the attack at the same time he was allied with Baron Helmut Zemo to kill Captain America.

Bravo manages to use Jimmy in a machine to open a portal to Land of Nowhere and trap Captain America, until Sharon Carter, with the help of Fury and Falcon managed to find Jimmy, and he, with his last act of will, managed to get Bravo and Steve out of Nowhere. Bravo is incarcerated but the Hydra Queen, who helped him, escaped to build a new Hydra along Baron Zemo.

Later, Cap and his allies caught word that HYDRA had been smuggling Madbombs across the city. Unfortunately, Cap was in no position to help, as he was suffering from a power decrease that returned him to his scrawny self. Fortunately, Iron Man was able to develop a cure to Steve's condition and construct a device that dispelled the Madbombs' effects.

Afterwards, a new Scourge had been attacking former villains that had entered Witness Protection. Cap fights Scourge, discovering that he was in fact Dennis Dunphy, Demolition Man. HYDRA had brainwashed Dunphy into attacking former villains and leak Witness Protection information into the public. Cap tries to reason with Dunphy, but Dunphy is too unstable and Sharon is forced to kill him.

Eventually, HYDRA initiates its endgame by brainwashing entire American populations through news broadcasts, causing civilians to rise up against the government. Cap directs an assault on HYDRA's flying island, where he finally goes against Bravo and his Queen. HYDRA's plot is foiled while Bravo is killed and the Queen is left catatonic.

Avengers: X-Sanction

Rogers, along with the rest of the Avengers were tracking down and fighting the Lethal Legion after they escaped from prison. Unnoticed by the others, Falcon was shot down by Cable. However, Steve soon noticed that Redwing was flying alone and followed the bird to where Falcon was; in a ship container inside a Weapon X Tube. Immediately Cable fought with him, and at first, Rogers had the upper hand. Eventually Cable defeated him and strapped him to an inhibitor chair, invented by Magneto, and shot Rogers with an EMP gun, knocking him unconscious, but not before revealing his desire that the Avengers not kill Hope.[338]. Eventually, Cable was brought down and Captain America was freed. As Cable was consumed by the Techno-Organic Virus, Cyclops asked Captain America for permission to take Cable back to Utopia, which Captain America agreed to in exchange for the Avengers keeping all the weapons used against them.

Avengers Vs. X-Men

Sometime after the event with Cable, a Nova Corps member crashed on Earth and managed to stutter that "it" was coming before falling into a coma. Rogers and Iron Man later found out that the "it" was the Phoenix Force, and that it was coming to Earth. The heroes went to the White House to brief the President about this threat, but not before sending a team of Avengers to try and stall/stop the Pheonix Force. During the briefing at the White House, Iron Man suddenly picked up a mysterious new source of the Phoenix Force on Earth. Knowing what had previously happened, Captain America and Iron Man stopped by the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning to consult with Wolverine, whom replied that the X-Men believed its new host is Hope Summers. With this knowledge, Captain America went to Utopia in order to negotiate with Cyclops. He asked that Hope be turned over to him and Avengers for protective custody.
yclops refused to hand over Hope since he and the other mutants believe she was their messiah, and that the Phoenix Force would allow Hope to restore the mutant race. Cyclops blasted Steve with an optic blast, causing Steve to give the order for the Avengers to invade Utopia.
The Avengers seemingly defeated the mutants of Utopia although Hope manages to flee. The surrender however turned out to be a ruse and Cyclops teleported away from Utopia with several powerful mutants.[51]
The Avengers started searching for Hope (as well as the X-Men), after Wolverine helped Hope with her journey he betrayed her, and told Steve and the Avengers where she was. The Avengers arrived on the moon to confront her and take her into custody but are greeted by the X-Men who have also arrived to claim Hope. Before a fight can start a wounded Thor fell from the sky, closely followed by the Phoenix.[52] When Iron Man used a disruptor in his Phoenix-Killer armor on it, the cosmic entity wasn't killed but divided into five parts which possessed each one of the X-Men present at the scene.[53] The Phoenix-possessed X-Men started changing the world into a better place for living, but knowing that Phoenix's ultimately destructive nature would bring chaos, Steve and the Avengers tried to get Hope from Utopia in order to use her knowledge about the Phoenix against it, after the Scarlet Witch helped them against the X-Men (previously having visions of the Phoenix destroying Earth), Cyclops decided to hunt down every Avenger. The Thunderer offered the Avengers to hide in K'un L'un, as well as to train Hope to face the Phoenix, because of his past experience with the Phoenix Host and Iron Fist Fongji, and the prophecy of the Phoenix bringing chaos to Earth. Before the entire Avengers could teleport to K'un L'un, Namor attacked where they were hiding, Wakanda, along a full army of Atlanteans. After defeating Namor with the price of the partial destruction of Wakanda, the Avengers teleported to K'un L'un, in order to help Hope to train to face the Phoenix.
The Avengers were attacked by Cyclops who now possessed half of the Phoenix. He made quick work of anyone that opposed him but was defeated by Hope who in an act of desperation combined the powers of the Iron Fist, Scarlet Witch's chaos magic and Shao-Lao's flames to teleport Cyclops to the Moon. The Avengers then teamed up with several X-Men who had realized that Cyclops and Emma had completely lost control. Together they attacked Cyclops and Emma and gained the upper hand until Cyclops was forced to take the final piece of the Phoenix from Emma, making him the sole host. The complete Phoenix proved too much and finally turned him into Dark Phoenix.

The Avengers fought Summers around the world with the help of the X-Men and Nova, as well as trying to contain the chaos the gigantic force produced around Earth, but who finally managed to defeat him were Scarlet Witch and Hope, the Phoenix left Scott and possessed Hope, but she managed to control it, repairing all the damage Scott caused on the planet, and finally, using the powers of the Scarlet Witch to manipulate reality, she destroyed the Phoenix Force with a final blast of energy which caused millions of people around Earth to manifest mutant powers.

Uncanny Avengers

Cyclops was finally incarcerated, and Steve accepted the Avengers should've done more to help mutants, and allowed the world to hate them. As a result, he started planning a new sub-team of Avengers in hopes of unify mutant and humankind. He chose Havok to lead his team and become the new face to represent mutants as Professor X and Cyclops once were.[344]

Their first threat was the return of Red Skull, who usurped Professor X's body to provide himself telepathic powers, which he would use to provoke citizens of New York into a mass assault against mutants, or anyone who could be one, and force Scarlet Witch and Rogue to allow themselves to be attacked. With the help of the S-Man Honest John, he managed to even manipulate Thor.[345]

However, Red Skull's skills where still erratic, and couldn't completely control Captain America, an attack against him was enough of a distraction to lose control on Rogue and Scarlet Witch. After being overpowered by the rest Uncanny Avengers, Red Skull decided to escape, but to promise a return. In the aftermath, both Rogue and Scarlet Witch joined the team.

Captain America No More

When Captain America was in battle with the Iron Nail, the Super-Soldier Serum within Steve's body was neutralized, this caused him to age rapidly into an old man.

Personality

Captain America is traditionally seen as the greatest hero of the Marvel Universe. He is a righteous and brave man who always wants to see the good in people. From his origins as a superhero, Cap has always devoted himself to the protection of the weak and the defense of freedom and justice.

In spite of his virtues, however, Cap is plagued by his status as man out of time. Remembering his days as a soldier in World War II, Cap is worried that his idealism might be considered outdated in the modern world. Furthermore, seeing how idealized his legacy has become throughout the years, Cap sometimes believes that he might be not be able to fulfill the image the world has of him. Regardless, Cap is still seen as the pinnacle of heroism and an example for everyone to follow.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

Former Powers

The Super-Soldier Serum (SSS) metabolized and enhanced all of Rogers' bodily functions to the peak of human potential. Dr. Reinstein described this potential as being "the next step in human evolution", while still remaining completely human.
  • Artificially Enhanced Physiology: Rogers has no superhuman powers, although as a result of the Super-Soldier serum, he was transformed from a
    frail young man into a "perfect" specimen of human development and conditioning. Rogers is as intelligent, strong, fast, agile, and durable as it was possible for a human being to be without being considered superhuman. Although the SSS is definite, he maintains an overall healthy lifestyle including a regular exercise regimen and a balanced diet. Peak Human Strength: Rogers' physical strength is enhanced to the very peak of human potential. As a result, he is as physically strong as a human being can be without being classified as superhuman.[48] Captain America had been seen bench pressing 500 kg (1,100 lbs) which is consistent with his strength level, as benching is easier than military press lifting[49]. He can snap steel handcuffs and chains, and is capable of breaking wooden walls and steel doors with a single kick.
    • Peak Human Speed: He can run at speeds of up to approximately 48 kilometers per hour (30 miles per hour), and has on occasion run a mile in just under a minute when under duress (which would roughly be a little less than 60 miles per hour).
    • Peak Human Stamina: Rogers' body eliminates the excessive build-up of fatigue-producing chemicals in his muscles, granting him exceptional endurance and lung capacity. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several hours without rest and before showing any signs of fatigue.
    • Peak Human Agility: His agility is greater than that of an Olympic gold medalist.He can coordinate his body with balance,flexibility, and dexterity. He also has the ability to leap 50 yards out in a single bound and 20 ft into the air without a running start.
    • Peak Human Reflexes: Rogers' reflexes border on superhuman level. His reaction speed is 20 kph, which makes it possible for him to dodge gunfire even in short range from multiple gunners at the same time.
    • Peak Human Durability: His bones and muscles are denser and harder than normal, to the highest human potential, which makes him very durable compared to a normal human. He is durable enough to the point that if a person beats him with a thick wooden stick, the stick would eventually brake and Rogers would show little discomfort. This level of durability is how he survived other forms of extensive punishment throughout his career.
    • Peak Human Healing: Rogers' healing speed and efficiency is at the highest limits of human potential, which means he can heal faster than most
      humans. The white blood cells (WBCs) and the SSS in his body are efficient enough to fight off any microbe, foreign body and others from his body keeping him healthy and immune to most if not all infections, diseases and disorders, also making it impossible to become intoxicated.
    • Peak Human Mental Process: His mental performance has been greatly enhanced, allowing his mind to operate in the most efficient and rapid manner possible. One manifestation of this is his tactical genius; the ability to quickly process multiple information streams (e.g., threat assessment) and rapidly respond to changing tactical situations. Rogers also possesses an eidetic memory, meaning that he never forgets anything and has perfect recall. This enables him to remember any military tactic and apply it to any situation.[50]
    • Peak Human Senses: Rogers' senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch are at the highest possible limits of human potential. He once said that he is able to dodge bullets because he sees faster than them.
    • Peak Human Aging The SSS dramatically slows Roger's aging due to extensively healthy cells. Sersi once stated because of this it is possible that he may indefinitely maintain his youth.This would presumably also include Isaiah Bradley and Josiah X, two others exposed to the Super Soldier Serum.


Abilities

  • Master Martial Artist
    : Rogers is an expert in hand-to-hand combat being very skilled in multiple martial arts. His training first originated under combat experts Rex Applegate and William Fairbairn whose fields of expertise were European martial arts and Chinese martial arts during WW2. While the majority of the instructors' curriculums were simplified for training the Allied Forces, it is possible that they trained Rogers in the more complex techniques because his body was already developed for them and because the majority of his combat knowledge (including his gymnastic-based techniques) was already established prior to his awakening by the Avengers. As a result, Rogers is well versed in Boxing, Judo, Jujitsu, Historical Fencing and Wushu. It is also possible and likely that he studied more disciplines in the present after being discovered by the Avengers and working for S.H.I.E.L.D. but it has yet to be proven. He has utilized all martial arts techniques from physical combat to chi manipulation. Rogers is one of the finest martial artist earth has ever known.
  • Master Shield Fighter: His years of training and experience with his unique shield, as well as its physical properties, allow him to accomplish amazing feats with the item. Aside from bashing foes and blocking incoming attacks, he is able to throw it with nearly perfect aim. Rogers can hit multiple targets with the same throw by means of ricochet, and could even achieve a boomerang-like return effect, allowing him to strike enemies from behind or retrieve the shield without objects to ricochet from.
  • Master Tactician and Strategist: He is an accomplished strategist. He had been widely considered one of, if not the greatest, tacticians on the planet, both on and off the battlefield. He is able to formulate battle strategies and his brilliant tactical sense allows him to alter any strategy to fit the changing need of the situation.
  • Advanced Military Operator: Rogers is well-versed in all Armed force disciplines including intelligence gathering, escape arts, assassination, demolition, survival tactics, hunting, swimming, moutaineering, march or drill skills, map making, map reading, decoding cipher and other secret code messages, reading and making wood craft signs and other secret code languages, disguising, interrogation, computers, explosives, communication systems, vehicles and electronic appliances used in armed forces.
  • Master Acrobat: His years of training and experience have made him an expert acrobat, gymnast, and aerialist.
  • Indomitable Will: Rogers is a very strong-willed person. He is able to overcome most forms of temptation and resist the effects of extreme pain, drugs and toxins to a great extent. Rogers accepts his own mortality, and refuses to rob any sentient creature of its freedom. During the Forever
    War, he destroyed the Forever Crystal, deciding it was too dangerous to exist, despite the many benefits of its power. Rogers is also capable of resisting all forms of mind control; only the strongest willed individuals have a chance of enslaving him.
  • Professional Sketch Artist: He has great artistic skill which he developed from childhood. He often worked as a freelance illustrator and sketch artist even loaning his skills to the NYPD for a time. Rogers enjoys drawing and does so with his free time.
  • Expert Marksman: Rogers can throw most projectile weaponry with great aim and is well-versed in the use of firearms, though he prefers not to use them.
  • Weapons Proficiency: He does not typically utilize weapons other than his shield, but in desperate situations he wields additional weapons to ensure victory. He is proficient in wielding swords, daggers, throwing knifes, staffs, sticks, tonfa, axes, maces and clubs and even firearms.
  • Multi-lingual: Rogers is fluent in English, German, Russian, Japanese, and some Italian. He might be lingual in other languages.
    • Expert Vehicular driver: He is proficient in driving cars, motor cycles, Trucks, jets, Tanker, helicopters, motor boats, sub marines, and some types of trains and utility vehicles.

Strength level

He has been known to overhead press 800 lbs,[52] but had also bench-pressed 1,100 lbs and curled 500 lbs[53]. He is cited as having the strength of 10 men[54] and had himself once stated that he has the strength of half a platoon of fighting men (around 10).[55] He had been referenced at least twice as having preternatural strength.
  • Formerly: Rogers at one time was briefly endowed with true superhuman strength when his Super-Soldier Serum interacted with the poison of the Viper.
  • He trained a good number of his Avengers teammates in unarmed combat and his own fighting style.
  • He gained spider-like powers and four extra arms when he was mutated by the Jackal and turned into Spider-King.

Weaknesses


Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Uniform: As Captain America he wears a water and fire retardent costume, which is made of kevlar, nomex and light weight titanium. The costume also offers a medium level of resistance to electric shocks and force impacts ie, falls from 30 mts height and The suit cannot be pierced by normal conventional sharp edged materials like sharp wood, glass, iron, copper and aluminium. The suit also gives some resistance to high temperatures. He carries a voice-operated, wireless communicator in his left ear, which has its frequencies blocked making it highly difficult to trace its call.
  • Utility Belt: Rogers wears a utility belt containing mission-specific equipment such as a first aid kit(containing tweezers, antiseptic gel coated
    band aids, bone and muscle pain reliever spray cans and antidotes for some toxins.) and others.
  • Time Gem: As a member of the Illuminati, Rogers has in his possession the Infinity Gem which controls time.
  • Avengers Identicard: Roger holds an Avengers Identicard that identifies him as a member of the Avengers and grants him the associated privileges.

Formerly

Captain America's Exoskeleton: He also briefly wore an exoskeleton specially designed by Iron Man and Hank Pym while suffering a breakdown of the Super Soldier Serum.

Transportation

Rogers regularly uses both a high-performance motorcycle and a van. As an Avenger, he travels via Quinjet or Sky-Cycle and formerly aboard SHIELD or military vehicles while on assignment.

Formerly

Kingpin was the finest horse at a local riding academy, known to be gentle to those who appreciate him. He was ridden by Steven Rogers when he took Carol Harding out for a horseback ride, wishing to keep her safe while Falcon and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were raiding her estate

Weapons

  • Captain America's Shield: A concave disk about 2.5 feet in diameter, weighing 12 pounds, it was made of a unique Vibranium-Steel alloy that had never been duplicated[57]. The Shield was cast by American metallurgist Dr. Myron MacLain, who was contracted by the U.S. government to create an impenetrable substance to use for tanks during World War II. During his experiments, MacLain combined Vibranium with a steel alloy he was working with and an unknown catalyst, creating the disc-shaped shield. MacLain was never able to duplicate the process due to his inability to identify the still-unknown factor that played a role in it; however attempts to reverse engineer its composition resulted in the development of adamantium. The shield was issued to Captain America by the government several months after the beginning
    of his career. The shield had great aerodynamic properties: it was able to slice through the air with minimal wind resistance and deflection of path. Its great overall resilience, combined with its natural concentric stiffness, enabled it to rebound from objects with minimal loss of angular momentum. It was virtually indestructible: it was resistant to penetration, temperature extremes, and the entire electromagnetic spectrum of radiation. The only way it could be damaged in any way would be by tampering with its molecular bonding.

Formerly

  • Captain America's Energy shield: a photonic shield (able to redirect kinetic energy, emit energy blasts, and morph into a staff).
  • He also used small throwing disks, concussion bombs, grapples that morphed from spheres, a grapple-hook gun, substitute shields, firearms during wartime, and an exo-armor (enabling flight, superhuman strength, speed and protection from all types of assault and miniature exploding rockets that could be fired from the gauntlets).
  • Mjolnir: During the battle against the Serpent, Captain America wielded Thor's hammer Mjolnir. He returned it to Odin after the battle was finished.

Trivia

Steve Rogers is shown to be worthy of carrying Mjolnir,[58] is one of few people capable of accessing Iron Man's armory, and is one of two foreigners entrusted with the Black Panther's technology. Steve is also one of the very few people that Wolverine truly trusts. Steve loves apple pie. Captain America can run a 40-yard dash in 3.82 seconds.
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